Client: United learning Trust
Contract Value: £15.75million
Design Team Lead
Part new-build/part refurbished, 1400 place all-through school in Dagenham.
The building offers state of the art educational facilities for all age groups.
The proposed school is positioned centrally within the site and is formed by three interlinked elements; the retained, double height sports facilities and two new, three-storey teaching wings.
The building was delivered using an innovative mix of off-site modular construction techniques, with 80% of the classroom space built off-site. As a consequence, the school was delivered 45% faster than would have been the case using traditional construction methods.
Two and a half years after the planning for this building began, it is an overwhelming feeling to actually be in, with children ready to learn and staff ready to teach and support. It is total testament to the staff team that the building looks and feels as wonderful as it does. We overcame some significant challenges over the last couple of years, but with true Goresbrook endeavour we have delivered a wonderful learning environment for our children now, and for generations to come
Miss Clare Darley | Headteacher, Goresbrook School
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