New North Academy

New North Academy is a unique design created by Sprunt to amalgamate two primary schools into one new school at the heart of the local community in Islington. The school includes a children's centre, multi-purpose hall and all-weather pitch which are all available to the community outside of school hours. The distinctive and colourful cone at the heart of the project responded to the brief to create a landmark building that would be a focal point within the community. To make maximise the limited play space, Sprunt suggested and designed a roof garden for supervised play, an idea welcomed by both the school and Islington Council. The roof garden also created more teaching space to meet DCSF guidelines. New North Academy has been cited in the National College of School Leadership as an exemplar for how to design and build a new primary school.


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