Extension to Mayfield School, Putney, London: the assembly hall with suspended roof
|Architect/Designer||Powell & Moya|
|Artist/Photographer||Galwey, Reginald Hugo de Burgh (1917-1971)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Timber framing ; Schools ; Halls ; Concrete ; Brickwork ; Roofs|
NOTES: The extension to the existing Mayfield girls' school, designed by Powell & Moya for the London County Council, provided 1,620 new places and converted the school into a girls' comprehensive. The existing site on the north side of West Hill was increased by nine acres by taking in adjacent bomb-damaged properties. Since the new buildings were designed during a steel shortage, the three-storey buildings with brick structural walls were deemed to save steel and provide an economical solution.
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