Islington Academy

Swanke Hayden Connell Architects are working with the City of London Corporation, the London Borough of Islington and The City University to deliver the redevelopment of Islington Green School to provide a new academy school. The new City of London Academy will provide first class educational facilities for 825 pupils and is co-located with the Richard Cloudseley School for pupils with special needs on the same site. The building has been designed to be contemporary and dynamic, its shape responds to the site constraints resulting from the fact that the existing Tudor Rose building had to be retained, and that the existing school had to remain in operation during the construction of the new academy. The design, massing and height of the building strives to respond sympathetically to the surrounding residential area. Islington Academy is the first academy designed to achieve a 20% renewable energy target, through the inclusion of photovoltaic cells and a biomass boiler, and is on course to be the first Academy to receive a BREEAM "Excellent" rating.


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