Case Study – Bethnal Green Technology College;
part of the BSF programme
FlexiDry Floor Screeds have been installed at Bethnal Green Technology College, one
of the first schools in Tower Hamlets to benefit from the Building Schools for the Future
(BSF) programme. FlexiDry F3, 21 day dry time formulation, was laid on an underfloor
heating system meeting the project timelines of main contractor Bouygues UK.
The £17 million part new build, part refurbishment programme is well underway for the
school’s 900 students with the project due for completion by the end of 2010. Bouygues
UK has been selected as the private sector partner to deliver Tower Hamlets’ £230m
BSF programme - the biggest ever school improvement programme in the borough.
The design objective for the redevelopment of Bethnal Green Technology College is to
create a unified school building with an identity which both the pupils and community can
be proud of. Prior to development, the school occupied most of the available
development site. The new development will create a central space at the heart of the
school linking all existing buildings and resolves circulation issues for the new school
The retained buildings maintain an historical link for the school providing an identifiable
entrance for both the pupils and the community. The space has been used within the
original Victorian building to maximise the transformational learning models envisaged by
The design for the College allowed the construction team to deliver substantial parts of
the new school early on in the project, enabling new curriculum ambitions to be met early
in the BSF programme.