calfordseaden provided design services for the delivery of modern and high quality accommodation in a project that allowed The Boxing Academy to expand to an intake of 72 students.  

The academy is an award winning school which offers an alternative educational approach realised through the discipline and ethos of boxing. 

The work was achieved partly though the conversion of two adjacent grade 2 listed Georgian houses but also the demolition of the existing Vernon Hall, the site of which backs onto the rear of the existing academy premises, and its replacement with a new building which can house the larger spaces required for the operation of the school, the boxing gym and the main hall. The challenge has been to achieve this significant change to the local townscape while dealing with two listed buildings and the whole site being within a conservation area and is overlooked by close neighbours. The whole site will be in education use with the main dining (multi-use) hall and kitchen available for out of academic hours community use. 

calfordseaden submitted designs to the London Borough of Hackney for Planning Approval and prepared working drawings for the scheme development in order to meet the very demanding time scales required to keep the academy viably operational