Northwood Secondary School

Services

Architect
Lead Consultant
Principle Designer

Client

London Borough of Hillingdon
Farrans

Value

£35,000,000

Contract

Design and Build

Innovations

Music and Performance Suites
Secure By Design
London Plan

Sustainable Features

Brown Roof
Rainwater Harvesting
Photovoltaics

Concept

The visual appearance of the building relates to the 3 elements which express the performing arts specialism, the remaining learning areas and the sports complex. The south facing learning areas are recessed behind brise soleil that provide essential solar shading and a harmonizing effect to the classroom façade. This integrates with a supporting colonnade that links across the street frontage of the southern elevation. The sports hall block is linked by another colonnade supporting a covered way. The building arrangement also responds to the neighbouring UTC and the wrap around cladding reflects the lighter weight structure of the hall and the aesthetic of the UTC.