Laycock Primary School, Islington

A phased, £3 million refurbishment and extension to a historic three storey London Board School. The new accommodation comprises a large new hall, catering kitchen, new lift, an extended nursery, a reordered main entrance and administration offices.

The school contains a unit for hearing impaired children, and particular measures have been taken with regards to acoustic separation and reverberation times in order that these children can participate in regular mainstream activities as well as in their special classrooms.

photos: courtesy of Balfour Beatty PLC