IID Architects







Sheringham Primary School

Location Manor Park, Newham

Client London Borough of Newham

Contractor Willmott Dixon

Completed 2012

Value £8.4M



As a result of our  work with London Borough of Newham  producing their school estate Strategy for Change, IID were appointed to produce project briefs for 3 primary school expansion projects.  We then worked with Willmott Dixon to expand both Dersingham Infants and Sheringham Juniors in Manor Park into 3 Form Entry Primary Schools.


Due to tight urban sites both of these schools feature rooftop playspaces and are constructed from CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber), a carbon-neutral kit of parts which allowed the building shells to be erected in two weeks.


Sheringham’s philosophy of 'vertical teaching' between year groups meant

that teaching support space allowance was put towards additional classrooms, providing teachers with valuable flexibility.  The school’s two rooftop decks and timber-screened playdeck above staff parking create an inspiring urban environment for exploration and creative learning.