Status: Completed 

Location: Ladbroke Grove, London

Type: Educational

Project Architect: Paul Tierney RIBA & Stephen Hodgen

Graphic Design: Hanson Architects

Project Management: Northburn Associates

Structural Engineer: Trigram Partnership

Mechanical & Electrical: ME7

Acoustic Consultants: RBA Acoustics Ltd

Contractor: Basebuild Services Ltd

Client: Notting Hill Prep School

Area: 1,500 SqM


This unique project is the first school building ever to be built under a motorway, the technical challenges were considerable and involved forming an independent, acoustically separated structure below the concrete framed Westway, next to the Hammersmith and City tube line and behind a new facade provided by the landlord.  The building contains Notting Hill Prep School’s dining hall, kitchen, music department, art department, administration and gym.

Photographs by Davide Saibene