Osborne Complete London School Works
Osborne has completed works on the brand new extension to Lady Margaret School in Parsons Green, south-west London.
This was not the first time Osborne had worked with Lady Margaret School, and they were back on board for this £5million project following their delivery of their sixth form centre in 2010.
Osborne began on site in Autumn 2013, where they created the new school facilities above the existing hall, as well as using the space between the buildings to provide an extra 11 classroom. Open-plan study areas and flexible learning spaces have also been developed, and the work has seen the Osborne team make a number of improvements, particularly to the school’s circulation for ease of access. This means that Lady Margaret’s school has been able to increase its Year 7 entry from a three to four class intake.
Part of the challenge of this project was ensuring that the Osborne team did not disrupt the day-to-day life of the school. Osborne undertook a phased approach, with the main building work taking place over the summer holidays. This meant that the new building was ready for students to move into in September 2014, in time for the new academic year, which allowed for the completion of the improvements to circulation areas and the main hall. In particular, during the Summer Term of 2014, the Osborne team worked closely with the school to arrange quiet times which would ensure that the works did not disrupt the students during the exam period.
Francesca Bass, a year 11 student at Lady Margaret School, commented:
“We thought the building work would be really annoying through our GCSEs, but actually the Osborne team at our school have understood and made sure that the noise has been kept down and we have been able to concentrate on our exams.”