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Central Foundation Boys' School \

Providing state of the art educational facilities

The project will provide state-of-the-art education facilities that match the aspiration and excellence of the school.

Central Foundation Boys’ School is made up of a collection of existing buildings, on a constrained inner city site, next to Old Street roundabout.

Amongst the seven buildings which form the existing campus are two Grade II listed buildings, including a former County Court, and an unlisted Tabernacle Chapel. These buildings have over the past 150 years been brought into school use, creating a single educational campus focused around a central courtyard.

The proposed campus redevelopment seeks to rationalise and consolidate the school's accommodation to allow more efficient use of the buildings and site.

In order to create a cohesive campus, the less suitable buildings are to be replaced with state-of-the-art accommodation, making much needed investment in specialist and general teaching facilities.

The efficiency of existing buildings will be improved through targeted and sensitive refurbishment, unlocking improved capacity across the site to support the future growth of the school.

The project will provide the school with facilities which reflect and support its commitment to excellence, providing a bigger and better school for future generations on this site.

“Hawkins\Brown marry great design vision with a committed and steady eye for detail. This has both given us a hugely exciting design and kept this most challenging of projects moving forward.”

Jamie Brownhill Headteacher,
Central Foundation Boys' School

Summary of proposals

  • New science laboratory building
  • Extensive refurbishment of existing listed buildings (part funded by the ESFA)
  • New sports hall partially buried in the courtyard
  • Conversion of the Tabernacle into a new Creative Arts Centre
  • Commercial enabling development

Project Summary

  • Project name: Central Foundation Boys' School
  • Location: London, UK
  • Sectors: Education, Workplace
  • Service: Architecture
  • Value: £38.5m (school), £12m (commercial)
  • Type: Refurbishment, New build, Restoration
  • Client: Central Foundation
  • Status: Construction
  • Completion date: 2022

Project Team

Structural / Civil Engineer: BDP
MEP Services Engineer: BDP
Planning Consultant: Montagu Evans
Landscape Architect: BDP
BREEAM Consultant: BDP
Fire Engineer: The Fire Surgery
Project Manager: Gardiner & Theobald
Quantity Surveyor: Gardiner & Theobald

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