This project for Girls’ Day School Trust, the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools, involved the remodelling and complete refurbishment of the school’s iconic Victorian buildings at Tankerville Terrace as well as the creation of a new 3,625 sq m three-storey building.
The new development hosts a multi-purpose assembly hall and performing arts venue, dining room, fitness suite, state-of-the-art science laboratories and additional classroom spaces. The new development closely follows the merger of Central Newcastle High School and Church High School to create Newcastle High School for Girls and sees the senior school facilities in Jesmond now match the already superb junior school facilities in Sandyford, to create the finest educational environment in the region.
We have been awarded the Lord Mayor’s Special Award for Newcastle High School for Girls. The Lord Mayor, Councillor Linda Wright, was particularly impressed with the investment in the education of the city’s students demonstrated by the scheme. The combination of works to the existing building and the addition of the exciting new building has created a new learning environment whilst maintaining an historic link with the school’s past. At the same ceremony the school was a commended finalist in the new building category, the judges describing it as an ambitious school project providing modern facilities in a sensitive manner within the conservation area.
We have also been shortlisted for Architectural Practice of the Year at the Education Estates Awards 2018 for our work with Newcastle High School.
Shortlisted for North East Property Awards 2017 for Refit/Refurbishment of the Year