Northumberland Park School, Haringey
A £12.5 million project at the Northumberland Park Community School and Vale School in Tottenham.
The project included:
- New food technology classrooms
- New inclusive learning wing with a linking 'Heart' space with The Vale school
- New teacher resource areas
- Refurbishment of classrooms and dining areas
- New server room and cabling for the ICT (interactive white boards, computers) in classrooms
- Environmental Improvements to the school theatre
- New pitched roof to replace existing flat roof
A new two-storey ‘heart’ space was built in the centre of the school, close to the existing dining and kitchen area. The learning resource centre includes an open plan library/teaching area on the first floor. The space benefits from maximum use of natural light and opens out onto the School courtyard.
As well as improving teaching and learning facilities within the school, the external spaces of the school’s grounds were also improved. These are used for recreational and social purposes along with providing areas for learning, so that the outdoor areas become an extension of the classroom.
Rolton Group was appointed by Apollo Group to develop the London Borough of Haringey’s requirements into detailed design proposals for the M&E and sustainable low/zero carbon engineering.
The new and refurbished buildings are used as an educational resource. Students can monitor the amount of renewable energy being produced, by using meters located throughout the school.
The development incorporates solar hot water collectors mounted on the south facing roofs to reduce by 10% the CO2 emissions from the new build elements of the project.
The project was assessed under the BREEAM Education 2006 scheme and achieved a Very Good rating.