Sector

Education: Secondary

Services

Architect & Lead Designer

Client

The Skinners Company
Kent County Council
Willmott Dixon Construction

Value

£22million

Contract

EFA Contractors Framework

Innovations

Challenging Conical Construction
Feature 'Art Terrace'
Experimental 'Da Vinci' Space

Sustainable Features

‘Very Good’ BREEAM
Natural Ventilation and Daylighting
Biomass Boiler
Super Insulation/Low Air Leakage
Thermal Shading
Exposed Thermal Mass

Concept

During the client engagement meetings, each type of space was explored in order to understand the relationship required between pedagogy and space. For example in the specialist learning zone we worked hard to understand the need for appropriately equipped workshops and design studios for formal learning and experimentation, supported by write-up spaces for other activities. This depth of understanding and level of exploration in each area ensured that the widest possible range of activities could take place within the spaces.