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Tufnell Park School


Tufnell Park is a community school that has been serving people in the borough of Islington for more than 70 years. There were fears locally that there wouldn’t be enough places for the number of children in the area which prompted an expansion project, which cost £14.2 million.

Islington Borough Council appointed Morgan Sindall to demolish the existing structure and rebuilding a brand new and larger school. Hoard-it were asked to provide 200 LM of site hoarding panels to Tufnell Park School over a 4 phase development period.

The newly school will double its capacity from 315 pupils to 630 pupils. Currently the school is a single-storey building with a separate purpose built nursery on the same site. The new building is designed to be a pleasant and bright environment that will help pupils and teachers, with the best facilities that are fit for the future.

Construction on this project was extremely complicated as it required a phased strategy to keep the existing school operational. The 64 week programme included erecting two-storey temporary classrooms, while the main part of the building phase was taking place. As expected, protection of pupils and teachers on the site, as well site safety were paramount. To minimise construction traffic, dust and use from impacting the school day, Morgan Sindall assembled parts of the buildings in a modular fashion, and then transported them to site.

The new Tufnell Park school will feature a bright and spacious interior and it has been designed to be an inspirational space. The school library will act as the heart of the new school and it is situated near the main entrance, to encourage visitors and the wider community to visit. There is also a multi-use games area (MUGA) and halls, that will be available for both the school and local residents to use outside of the school day.

Tufnell Park is a hugely popular school, with a strong demand for places, the newly expanded school will be able to offer many generations the opportunity to find a place within their community.

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Main Contractor

Morgan Sindall