Greenlight for Greenvale School

Friday, April 23, 2021

Green light for Greenvale School


Avanti’s design for Greenvale School in Lewisham has financially closed and work is due to start on site this month.


The school accommodates 93 secondary school pupils with Severe Learning Difficulties. Organised around a perimeter and central support spine with dual circulation, the building meets the needs of a variety of pupil cohorts including those on the Autism Spectrum.  A key element of the design for the learning environment is supporting older pupils develop their life and work skills.


The site strategy meets the need for secure bus drop off whilst maintaining an open public-facing frontage. The elegant façade employs horizontal bands of coated zinc and fibre cement infill panels which are accented through the use of vertical fins, projections & set backs and perimeter planting. Due to complete in 2022, the scheme also meets BREEAM ‘Excellent’. 


As part of creating a new support hub, Avanti are also delivering a specialist housing scheme on the opposite side of the road next to Mayow Park, Sydenham, London.