Discovery School, Newcastle

The Discovery School is the first of its kind in the North East of England. It provides a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) focused learning environment for 14-19 year olds with a clear focus on academic study blended with hands-on learning that equips young people for the modern world of engineering, science and technology.



  • Newcastle, North East of England, UK


  • Newcastle College

Project Status

  • Complete

Based in the Newcastle's Discovery quarter, the school works closely with industry and higher education to shape and deliver the curriculum.

The innovative Discovery School project presented our design team with the opportunity to create a highly bespoke building that catered to the school’s predominantly high-tech STEM curriculum. The resulting spaces were designed to be one step away from an equivalent industry business space, thereby preparing students for the world of work within the STEM sector while still meeting academic requirements.

We have delivered an elegant solution that is highly carbon and energy efficient, with an economically optimised lifespan. The functional but striking building provides a strong visual symbol of how the Discovery School will marry new ideas with traditional values to deliver a new, fresh and exciting educational environment.