Jo Richardson Community School, Dagenham

Completion Date 2005

Contract Value £29m

Client LB of Barking and Dagenham

The 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 the new Castle Green public library, nursery, primary healthcare centre and community one-stop shop.