Sectors : Learning

Client : London Borough of Redbridge

Beal High School is a place full of energy. Expanded and developed in 2011 by DLA Architecture in collaboration with Morgan Sindall, the school campus was given new life with the addition of new general and specialised teaching spaces, a learning resource centre, and an assembly hall and sports hall.

The new building has been designed to BREEAM Excellent rating and sets new benchmarks for sustainability in education, including features such as rainwater harvesting, photovoltaic cells and a combined heat and power plant.

The DLA project team was praised by the client for their joined-up thinking and responsiveness to changes in the brief, resulting in a design that balances a cost effective approach with inspiring interior design which reflects the school’s creative specialism of Media Arts.

A total of 840 student places were created by the £17 million expansion, making a lasting difference to the families of Redbridge.