Superschool planned for London
A £45 million “superschool” will house pupils, police, healthcare and leisure facilities under proposals by Westminster Council.
Designed by Architecture PLB and HTA Landscape Design, the “superschool” campus planned for St Johns Wood will integrate education facilities, a police base, a health centre and an outdoor amphitheatre as part of Ministers plans for all new schools to be hubs for public services.
Four schools in St Johns Wood will be rebuilt and amalgamated with a range of public services to create a university-style walk through campus. Education facilities will cater for children of nursery age through to sixth form, allowing them to progress smoothly from one stage of their education through to the next. Other services on campus will serve to further facilitate an integrated approach to education, with teachers and other professionals able to work together.
The proposed 34,000 square metre development will be funded by government money and could include four schools with a combined 2000 pupils, an amphitheatre and central “town square”, a police base, a health centre, an adult education centre, a creche and drop-in nursery, a 25-metre pool, a synthetic turf pitch, four hard sports courts, as well as roof gardens and allotments to create a “green oasis”. A public consultation on the plans will be launched next week with a planning application expected later this year.