Series of un-standardised in-school cooking spaces, supporting learning about health, wellbeing and sustainable living.

London Borough of Croydon
Croydon, London

  • £250,000 funding for each project secured from the Cooking Spaces Initiative
  • Very strict budgets and completion targets, but standardised roll-out avoided
  • Pavilion for Virgo Fidelis school supports International Baccalaureate curriculum, and has strong relationship with landscape
  • Westwood Girls College extension, poised on high ground, provides dining and café space adjacent to congested assembly hall
  • Food room block at Shirley High School supports ‘seed to plate’ ethos
  • St Giles School food technology rooms serve students with special needs and physical disabilities

Client: London Borough of Croydon
Structural Engineer: Elliott Wood
Services Engineer: Peter Deer & Associates

Canteen sketch
Green tables With herb gardens
Cooking space
Internal sketch Classroom/social space
Magnetic walls To help students learn
Table-cooking Sketch idea
Table-working Sketch idea
Model Studies
Model Studies

Cooking Spaces