Willow Dene School, Greenwich, London

Pellings LLP, the multi-disciplinary architectural, property and construction practice has redesigned Willow Dene School, located in Greenwich, London.

A pioneering example of a modern Special Educational Needs (SEN) primary school, Willow Dene is an innovative use of architecture tailored to pupils’ needs following in-depth consultation with school staff.

The £12.5 million BREEAM Excellent, 179-pupil school, comprises 26 classrooms including a pre-school playgroup, and was built for the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

80 per cent of the school is new build, replacing older school buildings that were no longer fit for purpose. An array of new ancillary space caters to children with a range of learning difficulties and further complex needs. The internal accommodation includes a warm water pool, sensory rooms, a rebound room together with medical and physiotherapy facilities.

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