North London Collegiate School

Hybrid application for the phased masterplan to improve the school’s teaching and administration facilities, including new buildings, tennis courts and improvements to sporting facilities and the junior school. 

Iceni secured planning permission in September 2021 for a Masterplan to improve the North London Collegiate School’s teaching and administration facilities. The hybrid application was split into three phases over the next 15-20 years and includes new education and administration buildings as well as improvements to sporting facilities. 

The scheme was designed by award winning Architects Walters and Cohen who specialise in Educational Design. 

The Masterplan will deliver much needed facilities to improve the school administration and teaching spaces, as well as sports facilities and overall legibility through the site. The Masterplan particularly responds to crucial need to improve female participation in science and engineering career fields. Phase 1 is currently under construction and creates specialised technical spaces for design, technology and engineering as well as additional teaching spaces for art. This new facility is designed to promote collaborative learning and is known as the IDEAS hub. The later phases of the Masterplan include improvements to sports, music, performing arts, drama and the junior school. 

The new teaching facilities will make a significant and meaningful contribution to the learning opportunities not just for NLCS but also the wider educational community. Through a Community Use Agreement, the school will look at opportunities to broaden existing collaboration with local schools. 

The Masterplan integrates new buildings with the existing facilities and respects the various designations of Metropolitan Open Land, listed building and conservation area status as well as the Registered Park and Garden status of the site and surrounds. 

Key issues included demonstrating very special circumstances given the Metropolitan Open Land designation; acceptability in heritage terms (given the on-site Grade II listed Manor House and other heritage designations); and detailed consideration of traffic matters which often arise with School users. 

Iceni Projects worked closely with the School from the initial strategic input, to detailed planning application stage, and now through the construction phase; by providing technical planning, heritage, transport, engagement and health impact expertise to support the Masterplan. 

Key Contact

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Chief Operating Officer
T: 020 3435 4230 M: 07875 672 061
E: agale@iceniprojects.com
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Director
T: 020 3725 3853 M: 07795 031 741
E: lhandcock@iceniprojects.com
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Associate Director
T: 020 3435 4222 M: 07854 272 648
E: spossee@iceniprojects.com
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Senior Planner
T: 020 3640 1036 M: 07881 200 941
E: sscott@iceniprojects.com
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Associate
T: 020 3640 1039 M: 07775 784 190
E: jwright@iceniprojects.com