Like many London boroughs, the London Borough of Newham is facing a significant additional demand for primary school places – the borough estimates that an additional 45 to 50 forms of entry will be required by 2014-15, or space for 9,500 to 10,500 children. (One form of entry = space for 30 children over their seven primary school years.)
We have designed this extension and refurbishment of the Credon site with Newham and Morgan Sindall to provide an additional three forms of entry for Upton Cross Primary School on the Credon site, near West Ham football ground.
The main building is a Victorian board school, part bomb-damaged in the Second World War, which has been adapted and extended. Two smaller buildings, the Annex and Ravenhill buildings have also been adapted to provide hall, ancillary and nursery accommodation.
The original Credon Road board school was opened in 1896 for 1,576 children, reorganized in 1930 for senior boys, senior girls, and infants; bombed and closed in 1940, and reopened in 1945 for mixed juniors and infants.