Opened in September 2015, St John Bosco College is a voluntary-aided school within the trusteeship of the Salesian of Don Bosco and the Archdiocese of Southwark, with the capacity to cater for over 1,300 students. Its new premises form part of a £50m mixed use development by Lendlease which also provides a range of 100 new homes on the site.
Working with London architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Lendlease committed to delivering sustainable residential and educational buildings, designing in air source heating, a range of water saving and sustainable transport measures as well as building in ‘lean and clean’ design measures.
The four-storey school complex comprises steel frame construction with primarily brick and wooden clad finish and uses high performance glazing widely throughout to maximise natural light whilst offering excellent thermal performance and minimising solar gain. GLASSOLUTIONS worked with leading architectural aluminium systems company Metal Technology to supply and install glazing in a contract valued at around £2.5m.