IID Architects







Gallions Primary School Extension

Location Newham

Client London Borough of Newham

Contractor ISG Jackson

Completed 2013

Value £1.3M



In 1996 IID’s strategic study for LB Newham identified a significant shortfall in primary places. The Generic Brief which followed, for a next generation of wholly inclusive Primary Schools, formed the basis for three new primary schools designed by IID. Gallions was the first to be completed in 1999. Designed for 3 forms of entry it was initially built for only 2.


Since opening, Gallions' vision for an innovative arts-based curriculum has made it a successful and highly popular school serving a community with serious social challenges. In 2011, over a decade after opening, IID were appointed to increase the capacity to 3 forms of entry and this latest development opened in Summer 2013.


Gallions’ story continues with its most recent project - a Music Building completed in 2014 to meet their increasing demands for music and arts facilities.