Walthamstaw School

Walthamstaw School

London, United Kingdom

New look for the "Green School"

England, London's East End, in the borough of Waltham Forest. At the entrance to a school, a crowd of girls wearing bottle green uniforms, hence its nickname of the Green School.

Founded in 1890, this Victorian residence has always had an educational role. Renovated between 2008 and 2009, its capacity was increased by adding a new building with new classrooms devoted to the arts - an important part of the school, which is fiercely proud of the Greek theatre it had built in the grounds in 1926 - as well as a sports hall, eight laboratories, a 900-seat auditorium and modern equipment for mathematics and information technology lessons - specialist fields taught here.

The work, carried out by Bouygues UK and monitored by the Heritage Protection Department, did not affect the hundred-year old trees on the site.

Recognised expertise

As part of the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme, Bouygues UK has built several schools in London: Walthamstow School for Girls, Kelmscott School and, under PFI (the British public-private partnership), the Frederick Bremer School.

Key data
  • Product line: Culture & Education
  • Main Contractor: Bouygues UK
  • Handover: 2009
  • Architect: APLB
  • Client: London Borough of Waltham Forest
  • Key figures:
    • 8 science laboratories
    • 1 sports hall
    • 2 music rooms
    • 1 auditorium
    • Capacity: 900 pupils