Architects: Bond Bryan Architects
Bond Bryan Director: Geoff Halliwell
Project Managers: Bowmer & Kirkland/Mott Macdonald
Services Engineers: RPS Burks Green
Civil/Structural Engineers: RPS Burks Green
Contractor: Bowmer & Kirkland
Construction Value: £4.2 million
Completion Date: 2013
Gross Internal Floor Area: 2,895 square metres
BREEAM Sustainability Rating: Very Good
The new school design meets the physical, behavioural and cognitive needs of a wide range of pupils. Whilst each school maintains its individual identity on the new campus, the co-location with Shirebrook Academy also enables efficient and inclusive sharing of some spaces reflecting the ethos that the best results come from collaboration and partnership.
On arrival, the ample forecourt and canopy caters for all the transport needs of children. There are adaptable teaching and learning spaces, internal and external sensory areas, including a high quality landscaped courtyard at the heart of the school, physiotherapy, living skills base and a hydrotherapy pool that is also accessible for community use.