Due to the site constraints, we worked closely with Morgan Sindall to develop a two-storey design. Split level play areas linked by a series of gently sloping paths avoiding steps were designed to make the best use of the site topography.
This project features teaching accommodation and core facilities for 210 students. Specialist classrooms, practical areas, external learning zones and other facilities are also incorporated in accordance with BB103 guidance. The school is designed to allow flexibility of use so that it can be adapted as the school grows and in response to changes in the school curriculum. A full-height atrium space in the heart of the building creates a naturally lit area to avoid dark corridors and minimises the overall floor area within the building. This has allowed the space to be opened up and used as a library and display space. In addition to this, it is the main circulation through the building.