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Brunswick Cookery Cottage

We have been commissioned by Brunswick Park Primary School to convert the former caretaker's cottage into a cookery classroom and therapy rooms. Working within an extremely tight budget, we have devised a scheme that maximises the small cottage's space, whilst keeping costly structural changes to a minimum. After observing the teachers during lessons, the spaces were planned to make supervising the enlarged young cohort easier and safer during the potentially hazardous cookery lessons. The design was executed around the principle of learning through experience – structural interventions and services will be colour-coded and left exposed, the proposed kitchen garden will be visible from the cottage and playground – encouraging engagement and understanding from the pupils.


Status: Completed 2017
Client: Brunswick Park Primary School
Location: Camberwell, London
Architects: Surman Weston Ltd
Main contractor: D.F. Keane