• Architecture
  • Education

Millfields School, Hackney


Millfields Community School was selected as one of eight strategic locations within the London Borough of Hackney for a new Sure Start Children’s Centre. Working with Hackney Learning Trust, we have created space for 44 additional childcare places and a community room, offering targeted health and social care services - extending the school's offer to provide excellent pre-school facilities and full childcare support to meet the needs of the local community.

Our design integrates new facilities with the existing school buildings, and operates with an independent entrance. The configuration locates play rooms in order of age group on the ground floor, which wrap around the site to enclose a secure outdoor learning space orientated to receive optimum winter sun. The upper level has flexible community space, administration and outdoor play spaces.

Project Details:

Creating a new Sure Start Children's Centre in east London.

Client: Hackney Learning Trust

Construction Value: £1m

Completion: 2006

Location: Hackney

Image: Peter Cook