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 original school is composed of assembly block, main teaching block and sports block; these are now supplemented by the new art, design and ICT block. The design approach sought to recover the school’s architectural character, create stimulating spaces for learning, and bring the energy performance of the building to modern standards. Architectural interventions including the use of colour have brought vibrancy and natural wayfinding.


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


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