Date posted: September 21, 2018
ArchitecturePLB’s project Walthamstow School for Girls will be opened to the public as part of Open House London, taking place this weekend.
The school is located in the Walthamstow Village Conservation Area, sitting amongst a rich cross- section of buildings covering a period of nearly 900 years. The original Grade II Listed building was sensitively refurbished and significantly extended to provide new specialist accommodation for 900 pupils. New and old are connected by a multi-level, glazed foyer with folding screens that allow drama and assembly spaces to be linked together, creating an exciting sequence of flexible learning spaces. The design won a 2011 BCSE Design Award and has been used by Historic England (formerly English Heritage) as a design exemplar.
Open House London is a city-wide celebration of the buildings, places, and neighbourhoods where we live, work and play. For one weekend in September hundreds of great buildings of all types and periods open their doors to all, completely for free. A quarter of a million people are expected to attend. Further details on access to each of these, along with the 800+ other buildings taking part and which include walks, talks and tours, can be found on the Open House website.