the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Elementary & Middle School
  4. United Kingdom
  5. Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects
  6. 2011
  7. Tidemill Academy and Deptford Lounge / Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects

Tidemill Academy and Deptford Lounge / Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects

  • 00:00 - 13 August, 2012
Tidemill Academy and Deptford Lounge / Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects
Tidemill Academy and Deptford Lounge / Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects, © Robert Greshoff
© Robert Greshoff

© Robert Greshoff © Robert Greshoff © Robert Greshoff © Robert Greshoff + 16

Text description provided by the architects. The proposals for Tidemill Academy are part of a visionary concept to combine a replacement primary school with the Deptford Lounge - a new state-of-the-art district library which also provides new community facilities. The new Academy benefits from increased space and facilities achieved through combining uses with the wider community, in a physically and socially integrated environment. The ambitious nature of this co-location of capital projects has won the scheme an addition £5m from the DCSF’s co-location fund.

© Robert Greshoff
© Robert Greshoff

Tidemill Academy at the centre of the site wraps around a courtyard playspace, of which the Deptford Lounge forms one wing. During the school day the shared facilities are isolated from the public, and are open only via the school, but out of school hours they form an integral part of the community library facilities. The library is thus designed to allow for dual school and community use.

© Robert Greshoff
© Robert Greshoff

Major shared facilities between the Lounge and Tidemill Academy include a suite of school/ community halls, a rooftop ball court, and kitchen/refectory. These have separate access points from within the school and from the public realm.

© Robert Greshoff
© Robert Greshoff

On the far side of the courtyard Resolution Studios – which provides 38 affordable apartments, and studios and exhibition space for local businesses and artists – rises above the school and provides a funding contribution in return for the use of air space over the school.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

View the complete gallery

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Tidemill Academy and Deptford Lounge / Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects" 13 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/262221/tidemill-academy-and-deptford-lounge-pollard-thomas-edwards-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments