Orchard Primary School was commissioned as a Benchmark Sustainable Primary school for Bexley Council.
The new building sits at the foot of a sloping site in order that the existing school could function whilst construction was underway.
Creating the right environment
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 green 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.