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Clapham Centre, Lambeth College


Location Client Completion
London Lambeth Sixth Form College 2009

Project details

The new Sixth Form Centre in Clapham transforms the frontage for Lambeth College overlooking Clapham Common.

Three distinct elements make up the architectural form of the building: a five storey Learning Space, a Performing Arts Pod and a Wintergarden. A new reception pavilion has also been constructed to create a shopfront and glazed vestibule creating an entry point into the whole campus.

The Learning Space brings together science laboratories and flexible IT teaching spaces with views across the Wintergarden to the Common. The Performing Arts Pod accommodates a flexible performance, dance and drama suite, a belvedere library and artist’s studios with direct access onto a garden and sculpture terrace.

BDP is an architectural practice well versed in meeting the needs of education clients, which has staff who work diligently and imaginatively, who meet deadlines and work within budgets, and who produce exciting buildings.

Peter Doble Vice Principal Lambeth College


  • build a modern school on a tight urban site
  • create a robust and diverse learning environment with improved connectivity


  • a new landmark building on the edge of Clapham Common
  • a safe building that is easy to circulate

Integrated services

architecture, landscape architecture, acoustic consultant