ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE COLLEGE
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.
Balfour Beatty Education
Rider Levett Bucknall
Balfour Beatty Construction
Civic Trust Award