Pegasus Academy, Croyden

RIBA Regional Award Winner 2014: London

Pegasus Academy, Croydon
Pegasus Academy, Croydon · Credit: Kilian O'Sullivan

Pegasus Academy, Croyden
Hayhurst & Co for Pegasus Academy Trust
Contract £4.3m. GIA 1,567m2

One can have reservations about those gold shingles. But young children might love their glittery school, made of two Victorian school buildings. The roofscape brings everything together, peaking over a new infant school extension. Inside are nicely-proportioned, well-lit spaces with timber soffits and a variety of teaching spaces rather than standard modules. Roof spans increase according to the age of the children. The judges said: ‘This is an assured building from a hitherto little known practice packed with architectural ideas.’ We look forward to hearing more of Hayhurst.