St Matthew Academy, Blackheath

Completion Date 2008

Contract Value £23m

Client Roman Catholic Diocese of Southwark

St Matthew Academy for Business and Enterprise is a new build all-through Academy on a constrained site, catering for 1320 pupils aged 3-16. At the heart of the school, the assembly hall is a focal, celebratory space for the whole community, reflecting the Christian values of both the client and the Sponsors, the de la Salle Brothers. Energy conservation influenced form and massing, with top-lit atria and courtyards to maximise natural light and ventilation.