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Greatfields School has been featured in Building and BD online

Surface to Air Architects has been appointed to design the new £35 million Greatfields School in east London.

Located in the former Gascoigne Estate in Barking the development forms part of the wider Allies & Morrison-designed Weavers Quarter masterplan and includes a 700-pupil primary school and 1,800-pupil secondary school.

Surface to Air said its design for the school is focused on flexible spaces that promote learning, individual study and collaboration.

Greatfields School is expected to open to students in September 2019 and will become part of the group of Partnership Learning schools in the borough.

Surface to Air director Heidi Moxon said: “This facility will be a key civic project for Barking & Dagenham.

“With the needs of the local community at the forefront of our design process, our aim was to create a contemporary building that will allow pupils realise their full potential.”

Roger Leighton, chief executive of Partnership Learning, a local multi-academy trust, said: “Greatfields School will have its challenges – particularly its location at the heart of a dense, urban regeneration scheme – but we are confident that Surface to Air will develop a design that meets our educational vision.”

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Surface to Air appointed for new Global Radio Office Fit Out

Surface to Air, in partnership with Overbury have won the Cat A fit out for the new Global Radio offices in Spinningfields, Machester. The fit out will occupy 17,000 sq. ft. across the top two floors of the XYZ building in Manchester by Allied London, consolidating Global's two current offices in Salford Quays.

Global’s bespoke fit-out will include state-of-the-art broadcasting studios with Capital and Heart set to broadcast live from XYZ.

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