Holy Trinity Primary School and St Ann’s School will take part in this year’s London Open House weekend (17 and 18 September).
Architecture enthusiasts can visit the new school extension at Holy Trinity, Wimbledon, which features clutter-free learning environments. Design features also include photosensitive lighting, rain water harvesting and a biomass boiler which provides hot water and central heating.
Visitors can also take a look at St Ann’s new school campus especially designed for 11-19 year old special educational needs students. The school includes state-of-the-art physiotherapy, occupational therapy and hydrotherapy facilities. There is also a variety of colourful and calming external spaces as well as a special multi-use games area. The school also features a living sedum and wildflower roof.
In addition to the schools, visitors will also be able to discover design treasures such as Wimbledon Windmill, the Baitul Futuh Mosque and enjoy the spectacular view from the Civic Centre roof as Merton opens the doors to other buildings across the borough. No booking is required to go onto the Civic Centre roof, but visitors are advised to arrive early to ensure they get to see the view.
Leader of Merton Council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis said: “This is a rare chance for residents and visitors of the borough to look at the new school buildings and see first hand Merton’s investment in design quality. There will also be other buildings to explore offering people the opportunity to view Merton’s rich and varied mix of architecture and design.”
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For details of times of tours, visitors should check http://www.londonopenhouse.org/