Cardinal Pole Catholic School
Redeveloped as part of phase two of the Hackney Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme, the Cardinal Pole Catholic School is a 1000-pupil school in Hackney, East London.
Originally established in 1959 on split sites, the three storey building now unites the two buildings of the previously separated school. A generous central street links all areas, creating a relaxed space for social interaction.
Max Fordham's work included mehanical and electrial engineering services and acoustic design. The inclusion of acoustically attenuated facade ventilators allows most teaching spaces to be naturally ventilated. despite the site being in a very busy road. The project has been awarded BREEAM 'Excellent' Rating under the BREEAM Education 2008 scheme.