Harrow School Sports and Science

This project combines new buildings for both Sport and Science set within a comprehensive landscape scheme at the heart of Harrow School.

The buildings exploit the significant level drop from the historic setting at the ridge of the Hill down to the flat playing fields at its base. The forms are articulated to address key views and movement patterns whilst minimising their visual mass. A red brick materials palette in a crisp modern format echoes the historic core.

The Sports Building provides new sports halls, main and learner swimming pools, a climbing wall, a fitness and performance suite, multi-purpose classrooms and extensive changing facilities which serve both inside and outside sports. The Science Building provides laboratories for chemistry and biology alongside a lecture theatre. The building also houses the scheme’s energy centre which contributes to the BREEAM ‘Excellent’ target.

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  • Client:Harrow School
  • Location:Harrow on the Hill, London
  • Status:Starts on site spring 2018
  • Consultants:Gardiner & Theobald (Cost), Buro Happold (M&E, Fire), Momentum (Structure & Civils), Space and Place (Swimming Pool Design Advice), Ingleton Wood (BREEAM), Paterson Planning (Planning Consultants), Goddard Consulting (CDM), Sandy Brown Associates (Acoustics), Kevin Barnes Design (Catering), LB Harrow (Building Control)