Schoolhouse Yard is a new building of shared ownership apartments, situated on a sloping site alongside a former London Board School, completing the frontage to Bloomfield Road.
The building was designed to compliment the neighbouring listed, Victorian School House, utilising traditional stock brick to enhance the historic character of the site.
On the front facade the strong, elegantly proportioned, paired window pattern of the old school is repeated together with the varied gable roof profile. However, the new building skilfully steps down to the scale of adjacent terraced housing.
Schoolhouse Yard won a Brick Award 2007 for best public housing development.
Location: Woolwich, London
Client: Gallions Housing Association & Tilfen Land