Brook Community Primary School, London

Brook Community Primary School required all existing windows to be replaced with historically accurate replicas in line with the strict policy of the local conservation listing.

Brook Community Primary School

Brook Community Primary School required all existing windows to be replaced with historically accurate replicas in line with the strict policy of the local conservation listing.

Listed School Building

Brook Community Primary School in Hackney designed by T J Bailey was originally constructed as a local Board school in 1898.

The building featuring rusticated red brick on the ground floor and London stock brick with red brick detailing to the upper floors is locally listed for its heritage importance.

School Refurbishment & Redevelopment

In 2005 Scabel Architects were employed to redevelop Brook Community Primary School in order improve the learning environment for the pupils by designing new spaces and facilities .

The original Victorian building was externally refurbished with replacement windows throughout all elevations and internally reconfigured to include new classrooms in an old gymnasium. Following on from this a rose-tinted glass extension to the side of the building was added which improved access to the classrooms on the first and second floors and provided lift access throughout the building. A playground built on the rooftop and modern extensions added to rear completed the school redevelopment.

Marvin Architectural Complete Package Replacement Windows for Schools

Brook Community Primary School required all existing windows to be replaced with historically accurate replicas in line with the strict policy of the local conservation listing.

Due to their vast experience with refurbishing school buildings, Marvin Architectural were selected to offer a complete window replacement package which included full site surveys, design, manufacture and installation of all replacement windows.

It was crucial for the architectural integrity of the building to be preserved and Marvin Architectural’s conservation window range and heritage design meant that the existing historical detail could be maintained whilst exceeding current building regulations.

Marvin Conservation Windows Range

Marvin Architectural supplied factory finished solid wood replacement windows from the Marvin Conservation Window range of sliding sash windows and casement windows. For added safety and security measures, tilt restrictors were installed in order to prohibit tilting-in or removing the top and lower sashes of the sliding sash windows and sash locks were installed in order to limit the distance the windows could be opened.

Strict Installation Programme Schedule

The programme schedule was extremely important to this project as the installation of the windows was carried out during school term time. Marvin Architectural has vast experience of installing windows within challenging environments and were able to install all product efficiently and with minimal disruption to school activities.