Durham-based Howarth Litchfield has completed another first school project for Northumberland County Council, finishing work on the £6m Morpeth First School.

Morpeth is replacing the 108-year-old Goosehill First School and is built on the former fire-station site at Loansdean. It includes playing fields, a multi-use games area, a main hall, staff room, offices, kitchen, toilets and parking spaces.

The scheme is for children aged 5 -9 years, and is one of several projects Howarth Litchfield has worked on for Northumberland County Council, with the practise having worked on five other educational projects as part of the £52m reorganisation of schools in the Ponteland area.

“We have a substantial portfolio of education projects and a strong relationship with NCC, so we understand their requirements and their way of working,” said director, Elisa Berry.

“This made us well placed to handle the Morpeth First School project.

“Internally and externally, we have used an exciting colour palette to help pupils identify with their classrooms.  The furniture and interior design connect with the external cladding to create a lively, inspirational environment.

Credit – NE Insider – 7th October 2019

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