Mossbourne Riverside Academy

QE2 Olympic Park

Mossbourne Riverside Academy is a new compact multi-story 3 Form Entry Primary school and Nursery for 655 pupils on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This high profile project has a multi-stakeholder client team which includes London Borough of Hackney, London Legacy Development Corporation and The Mossbourne Federation as school sponsor. The design responds to the stringent requirements of these three bodies. The site is also part of the Legacy Communities Scheme, ensuring the sustainable future of the Olympic Park after the 2012 games. Part of delivering this legacy is meeting a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ target.

To ensure the school could be delivered within the funding and complex site constraints, an innovative off-site construction methodology was adopted in the form of a Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) structure. Avanti have successfully delivered the recently completed award winning Ickburgh School using this system.


Civic Trust Awards 2017 – Regional Finalist

RICS Awards 2017 Regeneration Award – Shortlisted

AJ100 Collaboration of the year 2017 shortlisted with Max Fordham for Mossbourne Riverside academy


Complete, Early Years & Primary, Eastwick Primary School, Education, London – UK, Mossbourne Community Academy, Mossbourne Riverside Academy, New Build, Work,

An innovative new primary school built using cross-laminated timber

Location Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London

Status Complete

Photographer Jack Hobhouse