New school building at heart of A2Dominion estate regeneration tipped for New London Award

St John’s Primary School, built as part of A2Dominion’s transformation of the Green Man Lane Estate in Ealing, has been shortlisted for the prestigious New London Awards in the Education category.
St. John's primary school
St. John's primary school
Designed by Conran and Partners and constructed by A2Dominion’s project partner Rydon, the new school was a part of the masterplan for Green Man Lane, replacing the existing 2-form entry school building with a new 3-form entry school. The new school offers a modern bespoke designed energy efficient space for children to learn, complete with a large rooftop play area, wider hallways and a large lunch hall.

David Price, A2Dominion’s Regeneration Director, said: “We are pleased to be able to build on the early success of the regeneration scheme by also helping to deliver a new primary school building that will give even more children from the neighbourhood a first class start to their education. That we can do with this without interrupting the operation of St John’s Primary School in their existing building, is a testament to the creativity and flexibility of everyone involved.”

Lee Davies, Partner, Conran and Partners, said: “St John’s Primary School demonstrates what can be achieved through a truly collaborative process. We worked closely with the school and Ealing Council to develop a bespoke solution to the school’s particular needs and requirements, and those of the community it serves, while meeting the national standards for school design. The council fully recognised the positive impact of education schemes on wider regeneration projects and had the vision and commitment to adopt our approach. The school has already re-established itself at the heart of the community and we are confident that it will continue to flourish in the future.

The New London Awards recognise the very best in architecture, planning and development in the capital, including both new and proposed projects across all sectors of the built environment, selected by an international expert jury.

In addition, the vote is now open to the public for the school to win the People’s Choice Award. The public are invited to vote via a public form by Thursday 20th June.