CONRAN AND PARTNERS’ REGENERATION OF 1960′S BRUTALIST SCHOOL IS SHORTLISTED FOR TOP UK HOUSING DESIGN AWARD

CONRAN AND PARTNERS’ REGENERATION OF 1960′S BRUTALIST SCHOOL IS SHORTLISTED FOR TOP UK HOUSING DESIGN AWARD

The Housing Design Awards have revealed this year’s shortlist, with Baylis Old School in the running for a ‘Completed Scheme’ award. The winners will be announced at the official London award ceremony on Tuesday 15th July.
Conran and Partners’ design for developers Henley Homes has seen a Grade II-listed neglected inner-city school saved and transformed into a vibrant and unique new community, creating a bespoke development that draws on its rich history and secures a sustainable long term future for this important set of historic buildings and the courtyard spaces they create.
The former school buildings have been restored and converted sensitively to provide bespoke new homes inspired by the 1960’s architecture they occupy, together with complementary and distinctive contemporary new build dwellings, drawing inspiration from the retained existing school buildings, to create 149 new homes, landscaped gardens, secluded plazas and community facilities that re-connect back to the wider Lambeth neighbourhood.

Conran and Partners Housing Design Award Baylis Old School 1 CONRAN AND PARTNERS’ REGENERATION OF 1960S BRUTALIST SCHOOL IS SHORTLISTED FOR TOP UK HOUSING DESIGN AWARD(Above) Original school masterplan

First designed by ACP Architects, the original school was completed in 1964. The iconic building forms with expressed concrete structure, expansive brickwork and generous runs of glazing with linked blocks articulate a series of asymmetrical courtyards and a sense of drama.

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(Above) Restored and converted school with courtyard

Conran and Partners Housing Design Award Baylis Old School 4 Richard John Seymour CONRAN AND PARTNERS’ REGENERATION OF 1960S BRUTALIST SCHOOL IS SHORTLISTED FOR TOP UK HOUSING DESIGN AWARD

(Above) New build homes with private gardens and terraces 

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(Above) Sketch of new build terrace townhouses on Lollard Street 

The project provides a range of much needed high quality homes, with a diverse offer of unit sizes and types, from one bed apartments through to spacious family townhouses. 46 of the new homes are within the refurbished teaching blocks and enriched by the spirit of the original architecture and the fully glazed classroom facades that fill the interiors with natural light.

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(Above) Former classrooms converted to light-filled homes with landscaping 

The landscape setting and series of intimate courtyards reflects the strong architectural character of the original scheme and complements the historic buildings. The project also includes a new reflecting water pool that was originally proposed within the 1960’s masterplan but not implemented until now.

Conran and Partners Housing Design Award Baylis Old School 6 Richard John Seymour CONRAN AND PARTNERS’ REGENERATION OF 1960S BRUTALIST SCHOOL IS SHORTLISTED FOR TOP UK HOUSING DESIGN AWARD

(Above) New reflecting waterpool within the landscaping 

Conran and Partners Housing Design Award Baylis Old School 7 Richard John Seymour CONRAN AND PARTNERS’ REGENERATION OF 1960S BRUTALIST SCHOOL IS SHORTLISTED FOR TOP UK HOUSING DESIGN AWARD

(Above) Former classrooms converted to light-filled homes with landscaping 

Conran and Partners are thrilled to have made the shortlist and look forward to the award ceremony in July.
A full list of the shortlisted completed projects can be found here.

Conran and Partners Housing Design Award Baylis Old School 8 Richard John Seymour CONRAN AND PARTNERS’ REGENERATION OF 1960S BRUTALIST SCHOOL IS SHORTLISTED FOR TOP UK HOUSING DESIGN AWARD

(Above) Brutalist architecture complemented by the new build material palette

Photography by Richard John Seymour