The brief for the new design was for a faculty-based school that would fulfil the academy’s priority of “exciting, motivating and challenging” students. Additionally, there was a need for the building to incorporate renewable energy systems to meet the school’s strict sustainability goals.
The exterior of the Academy was clad with Western Red Cedar. Laminated timber with cross-laminated structural panels and a sprung timber sports floor were used in the sports hall, while the assembly hall was also fitted with a sprung timber floor, and then clad with oak fins with insulation beneath. Each of the learning wings also features board-on-board Western Red Cedar to create a warm and textured façade.
We supplied and installed the external cladding, the internal cladding and the joinery fit out which included the doorsets and ironmongery.
“I have had the pleasure of working with M&S for over 10 years on a number of projects. As a Key Supply Chain Partner, they have always remained proactive in all aspects of our projects, working hard to achieve budget, meet timescales and provide a high-quality finished product.”
Aaron Pearson, Senior Operations Manager
Willmott Dixon Ltd