Lauriston Primary School

Designed by Meadowcroft Griffin Architects, the new 2FE primary school proposed a number of challenges that needed to be resolved including a range of site complexities not just on a logistical level, but to create a future school that would be a cohesive, exemplary innovative learning environment. 

The use of the KLH cross-laminated timber system enabled the first phase of the main school to be built next to the existing, the phased completion of additional classrooms following the demolition of the existing school, minimised disruption to school activities, reduction in on-site build time, noise and dust created during construction.  Using KLH panels proved highly effective as a quick site assembly and will provide a final internal environment of exposed timber surfaces that offer visual warmth and texture.


Lauriston Primary School

Carbon Calculation

  • KLH cross-laminated timber for Lauriston Primary School is 651m3
  • KLH panels removed approximately 520.8 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere
  • 24.8 tonnes of emitted CO2 from transporting the KLH panels from Austria to London
  • Offsetting the CO2 emissions from the transport therefore shows a 'nett gain' of 496 tonnes (CO2 removed from the atmosphere)


Ultimately, the timber superstructure for Lauriston Primary School contains approximately 156.2 tonnes of sequestered/stored carbon.


Lauriston Primary School

Project Details

Project Value:  £8,200,000

Project Dates:  2007 - 2010

Services:  Supply and Erect

Timber Volume:  651m3

Build Period:  14 weeks

Lauriston Primary School

Design Team

Architect:  Meadowcroft Griffin

Engineer:  Price & Myers

Contractor:  Neilcott Construction

Lauriston Primary School



BCSE Award for Best of British Primary School 'Excellence in Design'

BCSE Award for Best of British Primary School 'Healthy School'

Commended BCSE Award for Best of British Primary School ' Green School'

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