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Erith Primary School

Sarah has been assiting the Anderson group, advising on two of their school projects which are required as part of wider housing developments in the South East.

Designed by Studio Egret West, The design inspiration for the masterplan at Erith Quarry is its landscape; its history, topography and ecology. The school is consistent with this approach and uses these elements the basis for a building and landscape that looks and feels deeply rooted in the site. The 3-form entry primary school forms part of the masterplan development which will accommodate 600 new homes, community facilities, reatined ecological areas and new public open space.

The building takes on the form of a circle that gently nestles amongst the new green surroundings. Radiating from the central play spaces are a series of rings that provide circulation, teaching spaces, specialist teaching areas, and learning resource facilities. External balconies and terraces provide dedicated outdoor teaching spacesto each classroom as a transition between the school and landscape.