Urswick School


This is a new build 750 pupil secondary school with a sports specialism. Part of our strategy was therefore to showcase the school’s achievement in sports, provide closer adjacency between indoor and outdoor sports activities and improve access for the local community. Implemented in two phases, the building provides a generous covered civic space at the heart of the new school to act as the main social gathering area.


Hackney Design Awards – People’s Choice Award Winner
Hackney Design Awards – Commendation
NLA Awards – Highly Commended
Civic Trust Awards – Commendation


Complete, Education, Featured, Hackney BSF, Home, London – UK, New Build, NOW, Secondary & Academies, UK, Urswick School, Work,

Innovative development on an inner city, constrained site.

”Every time I go into our new building I have a sense of ‘well being’. It is an amazing building with wonderful facilities. I can’t wait to show the building off to prospective students.”
Ian Howard, Assistant Headteacher

Location London, UK

Area 12,100m²

Status Complete

Photographer McLaren Construction, Tom de Gay