The scope of works at Berger School for Durkan included the construction of the new school building on a site which was adjacent to the existing live school environment. Once the new school was complete and staff and pupils were transferred, the former school building was then demolished. In addition, existing areas of the school were re-landscaped and a new multi-use games area was constructed.
The Learning Trust, a not-for-profit company, which runs all the education services for the London Borough of Hackney worked with Durkan to construct a new school building in London, E9 to hold 472 children.
There are 15 additional classrooms, however the internal design allows for additional screening / partitioning of classrooms to increase the number of classrooms to suit the schools various needs.
Our client aspired to make sustainability a top priority of the project. We worked in collaboration with the design team and were proud to receive a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating for the scheme, achieving one of the highest ever scores in the UK. The school’s design incorporates photovoltaic cells and a small wind turbine to provide renewable energy; a green roof to increase insulation and promote CO2 reduction through photosynthesis.