John Perryn School

John Perryn School

This new two-form entry primary school was a Pathfinder scheme for the DfES Primary Capital Programme required to meet high educational, environmental and design targets. Based on a vision for a landmark community building fit for 21st century learning, accommodation includes a 420 place primary school, a 25 place nursery and a vulnerable children’s unit. An on-site Children’s Centre provides shared flexible accommodation for healthcare visitors, a Travellers’ project, out-of-school clubs and a range of other community activities. The overall design creates a welcoming site with a strong civic presence that allows access by a variety of users, without compromising pupil or staff security.

  • John Perryn School 1
  • John Perryn School 2

The school is arranged over two floors to create a compact, light filled building that frees up much needed site area. The landscape strategy provides a variety of external spaces including outdoor classrooms, performance and multi-use games space and sustainable gardens.

  • John Perryn School 1
  • John Perryn School 1

An integrated, low energy design strategy incorporates thermal mass, nighttime cooling, cross ventilation and high levels of daylighting. A ground source heat pump provides 43% of the total heating load of the building utilising renewable energy to pre-heat water used in the under-floor heating system. In total the building design achieves a 33% reduction in CO2  over current building regulations requirement.

  • John Perryn School 1
  • John Perryn School 2

A pre-cast concrete panel wall and slab system allowed for rapid construction and a high quality exposed internal finish. Carefully phased construction ensured the school remained fully functional throughout.

  • John Perryn School 1
  • John Perryn School 1

Project Leader

Awards

  • Ealing Civic Society Award- Jubilee Gardens Health Centre and Library: Commendation
Client
  • Willmott Dixon Construction Limited
Status
Complete
Size m2
26,062
Completion Date
2009
Structural Engineer
  • White Young Green
Landscape Architect
  • Macgregor Smith Ltd