Notting Hill Prep School in Ladbroke Grove, London is a split site school, with 3 separate buildings.  There was a need to build a new school building, but the constraints of the urban landscape posed a very demanding and special  challenge – it would need to be built under a motorway.

Hanson Architects were chosen to deliver this unique building and were able to design and build an acoustically separated structure below the concrete frame of Westway.  The new building houses the schools dining hall, kitchen, music, art, gym and administration  departments.  The inlay design creates a modern look which is in keeping the other school sites.

Exceptional ergonomics

nora ® floorcoverings were chosen for their resilience, durability, comfort underfoot and sound absorbing properties to reduce walking noise.  Strong and long lasting, noraplan® sentica and noraplan® stone will ensure the flooring stands up to the demands of a busy school.

Cost effective with minimal maintenance

nora floor coverings are incredibly wear-resistant, due to the dense, closed surfaces. Coupled with easy maintenance and cleaning, these floors will look as good as new after years of intensive usage and with no coatings required, they are the most cost-effective long term solution.


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Notting Hill Preparatory School adopts a ‘thinking school approach’, committed to developing a passion for learning in all its pupils by delivering dynamic and inspiring teaching. The environment of the new school building has to be conducive to these goals. Due to the talents of Hanson Architects and the quality and design of nora floor coverings, the new school building is one of inspiration and creativity and has been recognised as such by the AJ Retrofit Awards 2018. 

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