The Bridge Academy, Hackney - London

The Project

The Bridge Academy has a new, inspiring school building in Laburnum Street, South Hackney. Its innovative design and sense of light and space makes it friendly and welcoming. The first class facilities for students and staff makes it a fantastic place to learn. The building helps create the school community and to make the school part of the wider community.

The school’s central square is its social hub where activities take place to bring students and staff together as well as hosting events for the community and visitors. Many of the teaching areas on the upper floors look out over the Regent’s Canal. The classrooms vary in shape and size and a number of them can be adapted quickly for small or large groups. This flexibility will help the school as the number of students grows.


Pilkington Insulating Glazing Units incorporating:

Vertical Glazing

  • Pilkington Insulight™ Therm  - consisting of: 10.8mm Laminated Pilkington Optilam™ Therm with 6mm Toughened and Heatsoaked Pilkington Optifloat™ Clear THS.
  • Pilkington Insulight™ Sun - consisting of: 10.8 Laminated Pilkington Suncool Optilam™ 70/40 with 6mm Toughened and Heatsoaked Pilkington Optifloat™ Clear THS.
  • 18mm Pilkington Pyrostop® with 6mm toughened and heatsoaked Pilkington Optitherm™ THS.

Atrium Roof
8.8mm Laminated Pilkington Suncool Optilam™ 70/40 with 8.8mm Laminated Pilkington Optilam™  Clear.

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Project Details
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The Bridge Academy, Hackney, Laburnum Street, London E2 8BA
Building Type
  • Education
About the Architect/Installer
Building Design Partnership, London
Parry Bowen
Benefit Led Categories
  • Fire Protection
  • Solar Control
  • Thermal Insulation