Woolley Wood and Mansel Primary Schools teamed up to co-locate both sets of pupils in a new specially built school. We were appointed to design the new primary school building with state-of-the-art facilities and also refurbish the existing school.
We were successful in uniting our strong stakeholder consultation skills with our specialist knowledge of SEN school design, and we’ve created an inclusive, efficient and inspiring school for young people.
The new school has been designed to accommodate children with severe and complex learning difficulties and disabilities (LDD) and an increased number of wheelchair users as well as able bodied pupils. The new building incorporates really exciting facilities for disabled children such as a hydrotherapy pool and an interactive sensory room.
Pupils from both schools are benefitting from the installation of new equipment and essential facilities. Additional facilities are provided for wider community use too.
One of the trickiest parts of the build, as is always the case with Education projects, is that we needed to phase the works to ensure that Mansel Primary School remained fully functional. This process was successful and we completed the building on time and to budget.