Camden Schools

The London Borough of Camden Council – after receiving funding from central government to enter the national Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme – awarded Invesis the contract to build three new schools in the Borough of Camden, accommodating 2,930 students.

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Camden Schools
Camden Schools

The vision

Camden Council had taken the decision to enhance the area’s educational facilities with the development of three new schools in line with its stated aim of improving the life chances and choices of the young people of Camden.

The project was part of the client’s vision of positioning Camden as a borough of opportunity, as set out in their new Community Strategy.

Their ambition was that, through the BSF programme, high standards could be achieved by all and the gap closed between the attainment of different groups. More emphasis was placed on vulnerable groups, including young people with learning difficulties and disabilities. In addition, there would be better access and an improved choice of school for all learners and their parents and carers.

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Capital Value

The solution

The Camden Schools scheme included:

  • A new build 1,150-place academy sponsored by University College London
  • A new build 230-place special educational needs school for children aged 2-19 years
  • Swiss Cottage Special SEN School incorporating Jack Taylor School, co-located with the above Academy on a site formerly occupied by Swiss Cottage School and Frank Barnes School
  • A 1,550-place D&B secondary, South Camden Community School (£25m) – part refurbish and remodel and part new build, with phased completion on its current site
Camden Schools