Tidemill Academy and Deptford Lounge, SE8

PTEa’s scheme forms the centrepiece of the regeneration of Deptford Town Centre. It combines a state-of-the-art public library with a new primary school, duplex apartments over studios and exhibition spaces for local artists.

The innovative mix of uses on this tight urban site has maximised the use of council resources and brought additional funding. Shared facilities include a rooftop sports pitch, assembly spaces and a refectory, all with separate access points from within the school and from the public realm.

A gold-coloured perforated skin wraps together the co-located facilities and presents a dramatic backdrop to Giffin Square, creating a new public space for Deptford.