Swiss Cottage Specialist SEN School

Swiss Cottage Specialist SEN School

Swiss Cottage Special School, a large special needs facility for children with a variety of abilities, provides an intimate, non-institutional environment with good access to combined learning and resource areas. Roof terraces are provided wherever possible, along with a floor of high quality research and admin accommodation for staff.

  • Swiss Cottage Specialist SEN School 1
  • Swiss Cottage Specialist SEN School 2
  • Swiss Cottage Specialist SEN School 3
  • Swiss Cottage Specialist SEN School 1
  • Swiss Cottage Specialist SEN School 2
  • Swiss Cottage Specialist SEN School 3
  • Swiss Cottage Specialist SEN School 4

The building is designed using high quality pre-cast concrete and timber, giving a distinctive urban gravitas not often achieved within school budgets. Our design makes best use of landscape assets and the fine existing trees both on and around the site.

The school has achieved a BREEAM rating of Excellent.

Swiss Cottage Specialist SEN school shares the site with theĀ UCL Academy, each benefitting from a number of creative overlaps and shared facilities.

  • Swiss Cottage Specialist SEN School 1
  • Swiss Cottage Specialist SEN School 2
  • Swiss Cottage Specialist SEN School 3
After spending two years working with Penoyre & Prasad on the design of the school, I still get excited each time I am in the building.As chair of Governors I visit the school two to three times a week for meetings and events and it is always a pleasure. The delight the staff get from using the many facilities is clearly apparent and the many visitors I have personally taken round the building are extremely complementary in their comments regarding the architecture. Whether you are on one of the many terraces, in the sports hall or in the playground, the views across the site are stunning.It is a fabulous and exciting building which the pupils and their parents are delighted to be able to use. Peter Sprinz, Chair of Governors - Swiss Cottage School
  • Swiss Cottage Specialist SEN School 1
  • Swiss Cottage Specialist SEN School 2
  • Swiss Cottage Specialist SEN School 1
  • Swiss Cottage Specialist SEN School 1

Project Leader

Awards

  • Camden Design Awards- Swiss Cottage Specialist SEN School: Highly Commended
Client
  • Camden BSF
  • Adelaide Road Schools
Status
Complete
Size m2
170,002
Completion Date
2012
Structural Engineer
  • Buro Happold LLP
M&E Engineer
  • Buro Happold LLP
Landscape Architect
  • Grant Associates