Entries by Lyn

OFFSITE – EDUCATION ‘ON THE UP’

A model for outstanding education: how off-site modular construction and full turn-key solutions paved the way for a growing school with even bigger ambitions. Make a difference. Be outstanding. That is the vision at the heart of Arundel Court Primary Academy in Portsmouth. This inner-city primary school has gone from strength to strength in recent […]

VIRTUAL INSPIRATION FOR TOMORROW’S ARCHITECTS, TODAY

Leading architecture practice GT3 Architects has launched an innovative virtual work experience for students interested in design and the built environment but unable to undertake studio placements due to Covid-19. The work experience, which is aimed at students aged 14-18, will last for five working days (typically Monday to Friday), and will be conducted via […]

MACE DELIVERS STUDENT ACCOMMODATION

Mace’s Develop business, part of the international consultancy and construction company, has completed the sale of part of its student accommodation portfolio to Ares Generation, a joint venture between a fund managed by the Real Estate Group of Ares Management Corporation (“Ares”) and Generation Partners LLP (“Generation”). This is the first acquisition of student accommodation […]

TWO NEW ‘SEND’ SCHOOLS TO OPEN IN NOVEMBER

Willmott Dixon has started on site at two schools in Lincolnshire. The contractor has been brought in to deliver the work as part of Lincolnshire County Council’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) school programme. The two projects are worth £6 million and involve the contractor working on Eresby School in Spilsby, and Willoughby School […]

THE FIRST 3D SCHOOL

A new project in Madagascar is rethinking the building blocks of education – using 3D printing to create new schools. Non-profit organisation Thinking Huts has partnered with architectural design agency Studio Mortazavi to create the world’s first 3D-printed school on the campus of a university in Fianarantsoa, Madagascar. It is aiming to tackle the shortage […]

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SUSTAINABLE DINING FOR TAUNTON SCHOOL

The timber-framed structure adjacent to Taunton School’s Grade II-listed Main Building is flexibly designed for use also as an event space by both the school and the local community The new dining and catering facility, designed by Wotton Donoghue Architects (WDA), functions as a dual-use hall that can be subdivided using a 4m-high glazed acoustic […]

Thumbs-up for giant Kent school campus

The scheme in Ebbsfleet Garden City to be one of Kent’s largest-ever educational facilities. The Alkerden CoE Academy will be one of Kent’s largest educational campuses when it opens in 2023. Lee Evans Partnership has been given the green light for a new education campus in Ebbsfleet Garden City, Kent. Occupying an 11.1ha site, the […]

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Plans for a new £46million school

A PLANNING application has been submitted for a £46 million new high school at Wallyford as major new housebuilding in the area continues. The Wallyford Learning Campus would be constructed on farmland west of Masons Way and is expected to take about two years to build. A playground, sports pitches, landscaping, fencing, lighting, CCTV and […]

Yeoman Shield Protects 24/7 at North Birmingham Academy

North Birmingham Academy opened the doors of its £23.6 million state of the art facilities in 2013. Not only does the building cater for the everyday requirements of a school environment for 11-19 year olds but also accommodates out of hours school clubs and activities, some like The Zone sports hall and conference facilities open […]

Special build for special school

In the construction industry, it’s sometimes easy to overlook the importance of a simple classroom block. The latest addition to Ty Gwyn Special School may look like a normal school building, but it is packed with interesting features and was delivered using modern methods of construction. The block is surrounded by security fencing with access-controlled […]