Baylis Old School
Henley Homes
Architecture
 
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.
 
The original school was completed in 1964 and designed by ACP Architects. 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.

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.
 
Photography by Richard John Seymour and Edmund Sumner
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.
 
The original school was completed in 1964 and designed by ACP Architects. 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.

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.
 
Photography by Richard John Seymour and Edmund Sumner
Awards
 
 
 
Housing Design Awards
Completed Scheme
 
2016
Baylis Old School
Winner
 
 
Blueprint Awards
Best Sustainable Project
 
2016
Baylis Old School
Shortlisted
 
 
FX Award
Mixed use development
 
2016
Baylis Old School
Shortlisted
 
 
New London Award
Conservation and Retrofit
 
2016
Baylis Old School
Shortlisted
 
 
Evening Standard New Homes Awards
Best Conversion
 
2015
Baylis Old School
Highly Commended
 
 
Sunday Times British Homes Awards
Development of the Year (a scheme of over 100 houses)
 
2015
Baylis Old School
Commended
 
 
Royal Town Planning Institute Awards for Planning Excellence
Excellence in Planning for Built Heritage
 
2015
Baylis Old School
Highly Commended
 
 
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