Northwood College for Girls new Science Centre formed an important part of the School’s ongoing campus investment strategy and delivers a state-of-the-art bespoke, high-specification facility for current and future generations of pupils.
Northwood College for Girls already has a strong track record in science, with many of their students pursuing university courses and careers across the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects. The new science centre further enhances the school’s facilities and includes nine state-of-the-art science laboratories, one junior laboratory, cutting edge equipment and bright & naturally lit classrooms.
The site sits in a local conservation area and setting of locally listed school buildings, therefore our design proposals had to consider the local context carefully – respecting the privacy of the schools closest neighbours.
The principal material is traditional red brick to ensure the building is in keeping with the area and makes a positive contribution to Maxwell Road, whilst the architectural detailing reflects the craftsmanship that typifies the area’s arts and crafts style.
The school also has a strong commitment to their students leading healthy and active lifestyles through participating in a wide range of sporting activities. Our design therefore also included the reinstatement two tennis courts and a new junior play area which has the potential for use as an external teaching area.