THE DEANERY CE ACADEMY IN SWINDON IS A DISTINCTIVE AND HIGH QUALITY SCHOOL FOR YEAR 7-13 PUPILS THAT FORMS PART OF THE EDUCATION CAMPUS AT THE HEART OF THE NEW 25,000-HOME WICHELSTOWE DEVELOPMENT.
Predominantly brick and render, the architecture seeks to provide a distinctive feature in the local area. With its entrance situated on a main public thoroughfare, the school provides a landmark at the entrance to the central zone of the new district and, with select facilities open to parents and local residents, will become a focal point of the new community.
Externally the site features a specialist multi-use games area and all weather pitch which, along with the four court sports hall, provides state-of-the-art sports facilities. These have been designed for use by local sports teams and pupils alike.
Designed with a fabric first approach, the naturally ventilated building includes 150 m2 of solar panels.
A large entrance atrium is bounded by the 450-seat theatre and 150-seat lecture hall, which have been developed to professional standards, and leads through to further teaching spaces. The learning resource centres and student café are fully glazed, providing a light, bright and open environment. With brick reveals and distinctive use of glazing and brickwork colonnades, the architectural style is contemporary architecture with a classical rhythm.
AHR is developing the Kingfisher Academy primary school and nursery which will also form part of the campus.
Three Nominations in Insider Yorkshire Property Awards 2016
19 SEPTEMBER 2016