Naima JP School

A refurbishment project involving the formation of a light and spacious new single-storey gymnasium/play-area above the existing two-storey reinforced concrete-framed structure.

  • Location

    St Johns Wood, London

  • Architect

    Ed Toovey Architects

  • Client

    Naima School JPS

  • Sector

    Education & Community

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New gymnasium created via vertical extension above synagogue and existing school buildings

The existing roof structure was stripped off and a new composite RC floor was built off the existing roof beams. Due to increased load, the existing 18m span castellated roof beams required strengthening with a new steel frame, to break the span of the beams supported off the RC structure below.


A new lightweight steel framed roof structure was installed above, with 18m clear spans creating a large open plan space for the school.