Chelsea Academy, established in 2009, is a Church of England secondary school, located in the Chelsea area in West London.
The academy was built to meet the needs of a 21st century school within the constraints of an inner city urban environment.
It covers the entire footprint of the site so every inch of space had to be carefully considered to ensure maximum efficiency.
CampbellReith’s civil, structural and geotechnical engineers were involved with the design of the five storey reinforced concrete framed structure.
The geology of the project comprises Made Ground, River Terrace Gravel and London Clay with a tidal groundwater table in the gravel.
The building is designed to minimize energy usage and incorporates natural ventilation of the majority of teaching areas with exposed insitu concrete slab soffits providing substantial thermal mass.
This project has won the ‘Building Awards 2011 Public Building Project of the Year’.