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Expansion of SEN School

Location
Leicestershire
Status
On-going
Client
United Education Services Ltd.
Value
£1.5 Million+

A site our team has had previous involvement with, this project oversaw the Phase 2 development of Oakwood Community School.

Our initial involvement saw the conversion of the existing farm and outbuildings into a dedicated Special Educational Needs establishment, suitable for 1:1 teaching in a rural environment. Existing steel frame structures were stripped back to their framing and rebuilt on the same footprint. This created a fresh set of buildings for the School, and structures that would comfortably meet the required Building Regulations.

In 2020, our Client expressed interest to develop the site further. Our team closely followed the given brief to expand the School site inline with demand for SEN places within the Leicestershire area. The Phase 2 development would create two large main teaching blocks, linked with a central Main Entrance and Reception Area. Nestled to the rear sits a dedicated Workshop for woodwork and engineering, along with a large Sports Hall and Multi-use Games Area for Physical Education.

An extensive 3D scheme was produced as the site layout was established. This was crucial in conveying the latest development of the site to staff and pupils, and aided the planning process also.

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