Our Lady's Convent High School, 6-16 Amhurst Park

Redeveloped as part of the Hackney BSF (Phase II) programme, this inner city secondary school reconciles a series of challenging site constraints. The four-storey scheme – complete with a rooftop multi-use games area above the sports hall –maximises the available external play spaces on a site of 0.67 hectares, and accommodates significant level changes across the site. A chapel is symbolically located at the centre of the plan, on the axis of the building’s two interlocking wings.