We are careful to consider the context of development, the needs of our client and wider user groups, and the potential impact on global climate change. Taking this holistic approach, we are able to deliver thoughtful solutions to complex problems using natural systems, while at the same time seeking to delight the people who experience these places through the considered use of form, materiality and planting that reflects the culture, history and ecology of a location.
Sudbourne Primary School
A split site expansion of an OFSTED Outstanding primary and nursery school, doubling capacity to 3FE / 680 pupils across two sites. The proposals demonstrate an innovative typology integrating key themes such as sustainable design and connectivity to natural learning environments. All spaces offer direct connections to the central courtyard-play space via a wrap around walkway with a shallow-plan dual-aspect classroom arrangement. The massing break apart to form the entrance gateway with a strong sense of Sudbourne’s identity and link through to the protected courtyard.
Talbot Specialist School
A collocated 160 place SEN school for students aged 11-19 with Severe and Complex Learning Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties. The design developed through close consultation with the staff include hydrotherapy facilities, therapy spaces and gardens to heighten students’ senses.