Netley Campus is a self-funded, mixed-use development in central London combining a multi-purpose education hub with housing. The Euston-based project includes 80 homes, a new community learning centre, foundation classrooms and a primary pupil referral unit. As well as extensive newbuild elements the project involved upgrading a Victorian school building and outdoor play areas.
PTE’s masterplan features 70 private homes, one- and two-bedroom flats, the sale of which funded the project. It also features ten affordable family homes - mews houses - that revitalise a disused alley to create a new public route through the neighbourhood. Flats are reached by their own lift - accessible from the street - and most are dual aspect for better ventilation and views.
The ensemble design enhances the surrounding townscape: the apartment block creates an important new landmark while a striking double-height entrance signals a clear route through the campus and connects sympathetically with the existing school building. As a nod to its Victorian heritage, the new block is clad in red brick, with timber battens marking the main entrance.
The school, which includes a specialist unit for children with autistic spectrum disorder and a Primary Pupil Referral Unit, had to remain safe and functioning throughout the two-year construction process. Netley Campus was the first major project to be completed under Camden Council’s Community Investment Programme.
PTE led a wide-ranging options appraisal process and then provided a full service from concept to completion.