Kensington Primary Academy
Location London W14
Status Completed September 2016
As part of the Squire and Partners designed Warwick Road masterplan, adopted by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in 2008, outline consent was granted for a new primary school. The proposal was for a standalone building on the prominent corner of Kensington High Street and Warwick Road.
Kensington Primary Academy is a single form entry school which accommodates a total of 210 pupils aged from 4-11 years old. Squire and Partners is appointed as Executive Architect for the design of the school, which completed in September 2016. The school building overlooks the linear park, and features semi-external playdecks and a multi-use games court at roof level. The façade employs a playful and animated design with brightly coloured reveals in the elevation, and an oblique colonnaded entrance.
Client St Edward Homes/Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
Planning Consultant Gerald Eve
Services Mott McDonald
Photography James Jones