Haggerston School


Originally designed by Ernö Goldfinger in 1962–7, Haggerston School is one of the outstanding school buildings of the period and is Grade II Listed.

The project consists of both refurbishment of the main teaching block as well as introduction of a new annexe and bringing the energy performance of the building to modern standards.  The overall design approach sought to recover the school’s original lost architectural character and to compliment existing accommodation with new stimulating spaces for learning.

Architectural interventions including the striking use of colour which brings vibrancy to the interiors and aids wayfinding.


RIBA Awards – Shortlisted
AJ100 Value Excellence Award – Shortlisted
Hackney Design Awards – Commendation
Civic Trust Awards – Commendation


All Conservation & Regeneration, Complete, Conservation & Regeneration, Education, Hackney BSF, Haggerston School, London – UK, New Build, Post 1900, Refurbishment, Secondary & Academies, UK, Urswick School, Work,

Refurbishment and alteration to Grade II listed school

“This scheme represents an exemplar of how a building can be regenerated and revitalised, from spatial organisation down to graphic signage”
Hackney Design Awards Jury

Location London, UK

Area 10,400m²

Status Complete

Photographer Tom de Gay