The academy forms a seven level interactive learning environment in a dense inner city multi ethnic site alongside the Regent's Canal.
Galleried learning space is set around a social gathering area and learning hub. A sweeping structural arch supports the centre of the school, allowing the learning space to be column free and totally flexible.
Teaching terraces extend the internal learning space as outdoor classrooms overlooking the canalside environment.
The form of the building has been designed to minimise energy use by maximising daylight to the teaching spaces and it is predominantly naturally ventilated.