The major design moves within this PFI delivered school are successful. The top-lit internal street concept, incorporating working spaces makes for a dynamic, light shared space and offers excellent discreet surveillance – the design has greatly reduced bullying.
Small details such as the integration of the lockers within the walls and the careful detailing and integration of the sound absorption within the structural roof decking are all excellent. The external cladding colours are subtle and slick and overall the building is one of clear quality - all this at around £1,300 per square meeting, so the building represents great value.
The benefits and effect of the school on the local community are enormous – it has lifted the spirits of the whole neighbourhood.