Northwood College for Girls new Science Centre is an important part of the Schools ongoing campus investment strategy and will deliver 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 will further help to enhance 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 have considered the local context carefully respecting the privacy of the schools closest neighbours while seeking to make a positive contribution to Maxwell Road, the school and the conservation area.
The principal material will be traditional red brick to ensure the building is in keeping with the area and makes a positive contribution to Maxwell Road. The architectural detailing will reflect the craftsmanship that typifies the area’s arts and crafts style.
The school has a strong commitment to their students leading healthy and active lifestyles through participating in a wide range of sporting activities. Our proposals will reinstate two tennis courts and a new junior play area which will also have the potential for use as an external teaching area.
Planning permission was approved on the 17th March 2020. Work is anticipated to start on site in the Autumn.