Bid with LandSecurities consortia, the scheme was cited in the Cabe publication for an exemplar in flexible design. More significantly the scheme was a mix of demolition, remodel and new-build and comprised the amalgamation of two sites onto the one site.
The design drove a central external covered street through the site linking front and back and linking the performance and sports hub on one side with the specialist and generic teaching facilities on the other. The Street was the main circulation spine and provided outdoor covered social and performance space. The major three storey new-build element was placed at the front of the school providing a civic presence where none existed previously whilst simultaneously removing all barriers and relocating the car parking to the rear of the site.