Jo Richardson Community School, Dagenham
Completion Date 2005
Contract Value £29m
Client LB of Barking and Dagenham
The new Jo Richardson Community School formed part of the Borough’s strategy for urban renewal of the Thames Gateway, addressing two important objectives; the delivery of a new pedagogy and the provision of cultural, leisure, health and learning resources for the wider community. Organised around an internal ‘street’, the design allows for extensive out of hours use with access to performing arts sports and dining spaces, as well as the incorporation of a new Castle Green public library, nursery, primary healthcare centre and community one-stop shop.