ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE COLLEGE

Southwark, London

St Thomas the Apostle College, a catholic boys secondary school in Peckham, has been redeveloped as part of Southwark’s Building Schools for the Future programme.

The design retains the existing Chapel, Hall building and swimming pool, and provides flexible new faculty buildings, laid out to create and enclose a central cloister space, wrapped by external circulation, at the heart of the school. Essentially a quiet reflective space focused on the Chapel, the cloister is complemented by a new entrance and new facilities for active play, sports, creativity and performance, all of which will also be made available to the community out-of-hours.

New buildings are largely in brick, with connective elements in metalwork lining the circulation routes and linking new and existing buildings into a unified campus.

Team

Client
Balfour Beatty Education
Structural engineer
Buro Happold
Services engineer
Buro Happold
Quantity surveyor
Rider Levett Bucknall
Contractor
Balfour Beatty Construction

Data

Completion date
2013
Area
9,000 sqm
BREEAM rating
Very Good
Location
Hollydale Road
London SE15

Civic Trust Award
Commendation 2016
RIBA Award
2015