Daventry Special Academy

Sector

SEN Schools

Services

Architect & Lead Designer
Principal Designer

Client

Education Excellence for All
BAM

Value

£10,000,000

Contract

Design and Build

Concept

The site, particularly the locations of high quality trees, suggested the western third became parking and access road, and the eastern two thirds be used for the building and play space. Furthermore, the tree root protection zones to the south and east, and the severe slope towards the northern boundary, suggested we come inboard fifteen metres from each boundary to set a maximum build zone. This led to the two storey, triangular shaped building, which sat comfortably within the site’s contours and landscaping and could accommodate the internal accommodation requirements of the School.