ISG’s experience with similar schemes helped develop an established model for the design of the school. Involvement in the design stages, experience and a flexible approach enabled collaboration with the client to provide a building that would directly cater for the needs of end users.
As the first buildings for the area, the school and multi-purpose centre set a high standard for the new community development. To mark this, future pupils of the school were invited to the site to see the project in progress. A safe viewing area was prepared for over 60 guests, including parents, teachers, funders, local councillors and members of the clergy, all keen to get their first glimpse of the new school.
The visit gave the children the chance to imagine life in the new building, which features innovative learning spaces, while also gaining insight into the construction industry and how a building takes shape.
The scheme is a sustainable development, for which all heating and hot water is supplied via a district heating system. The school has been constructed to achieve a BREEAM Very Good rating, while the community centre is BREEAM Excellent.