Award Recognised Project

Hawley Road Primary School

Concrete frame & timber structure designed for challenging school layout

A new build and conversion scheme (including a Grade II listed building), posed no problem for Walsh, giving us the opportunity to showcase our engineering skills.

The eye-catching Hawley Primary School was the first phase of the Hawley Wharf Masterplan, a canal-side development by Stanley Sidings in London’s Camden.

Walsh acted as civil and structural engineers from the initial planning stage to completion of the school which comprises of a new-build three-storey structure and the conversion and integration of a Grade II listed building at 1 Hawley Road.

With its challenging layout, featuring structure stepping and orientation change, Walsh chose to use a reinforced concrete frame for its flexibility in managing transfers and varying load paths following investigation of multiple material options. Throughout the scheme, low-carbon design was prioritised which resulted in a 75% improvement over the Part L requirements at the time.


  • Stanley Sidings Ltd.
  • AHMM
Completion Date2016

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