Projects / Bridge Academy

Bridge Academy

Construction of a new City Academy in Hackney, East London, on the site of the former Laburnum Primary School.  The Academy caters for 1150 pupils aged between 11 and 18 and specialises in Music and Maths

Image © Martin Hamilton Knight
Image © Martin Hamilton Knight
Image © Martin Hamilton Knight

The Vision

To provide brand new state of the art teaching facilities in the heart of London on an existing complex site.

Our Role

UBS – the Academy sponsor appointed us as Construction Project Manager on the project just after the funding agreement stage.  We were brought in to manage a number of complex challenges, including the resolution of procurement concerns.

Our role in the delivery of the new academy, included demolition of the existing school, extensive remediation programme to remove contamination (from previous use) and the construction of the seven storey purpose built Academy building.  The new building consists of a separate sports hall, performance hall and underground car park on a tight, inner City site.

Key Information

Department for Education (formerly DCSF)
107,000sq ft
Hackney, London
Building Design Partnership
Project Manager:
Buro Four
Quantity Surveyor:
Davis Langdon
Structural Engineer:
Building Design Partnership
M&E Engineer:
Building Design Partnership