Sector

SEN Schools
Other Sector (Workplace, Health)

Services

Architect & Lead Designer
CDM Consultants
Sub-contracted Design Team

Client

Reading Borough Council
Willmott Dixon Construction

Value

£19,000,000

Contract

PPC 2000

Awards

BCSE 2009 - ‘Most Inspiring School’

Innovations

Hunters Sourced Funding
Inclusive with Other Facilities
Response to Every Child Matters

Sustainable Features

‘Excellent’ BREEAM
25% On-site Renewables
Further 15% Low Carbon
67% Improvement on L2

Concept

The design of the Avenue School needed to minimize circulation so that lost curriculum time is kept to a minimum which was a significant issue in Special Schools. With the severe nature of disability to be catered for at the Avenue, it was essential to locate all the SEN accommodation at ground floor with other facilities located on the upper floors.