New London Architecture

North London Collegiate School - Ideas Hub and Reception Building


North London Collegiate School are developing a new Ideas Hub, to facilitate a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and maths) curriculum, and to be the main school entrance and reception.
Zero Carbon London

Zero Carbon London

→ 36% of reduction in carbon emissions from the Part L baseline
→ Air source heat pump → PV array
→ Fully electric

This project proposed the construction of a new education and reception building for this NorthLondon college. A high specification building fabric will minimise both heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer and will be well sealed, preventing uncontrolled airflow. Spaces will be naturally ventilated in the summer and mechanically ventilated in the winter with high efficiency heat recovery. During the summertime, ventilation and cooling will be provided passively via natural ventilation. The IDEAS Hub is proposed to be fully electric, with no provision for gas. The building is being designed with fabric first approach principals with low u-values and air tightness, which reduces the demand for heat, and consequently the impact on energy consumption. As space heating demand reduces, the electrical demand of other aspects have a larger impact.

Project information








90 Canons Dr, Edgware HA8 7RQ, UK

Team Credits


Walters & Cohen


North London Collegiate School

M&E / Sustainability Engineer

Max Fordham

Acoustic Engineer

Max Fordham

Structural Engineer

Price & Myers

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Max Fordham

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