Orchard Primary School
Orchard Primary School was commissioned as a Benchmark Sustainable Primary school for Bexley Council alongside Upland Primary School. The new building sits at the foot of a sloping site in order that the existing school could function whilst construction was underway. Its orientation maximises the passive energy benefits of the sun. Each classroom includes a quiet room and store with a toilet pod accessible from the playground and an external landscaped classroom the centre of which is an allotment. A sedum roof covers the building which given the sloping nature of the site becomes a key aspect of the building. It is a roof alive with the elements of a sustainable building.