This £1 million, 180-place school for a garden village developed by Countryside Properties may be extended to 360 places. Essex County Council ran a competition with the Design Council to select a design team. The triangular form generated a smaller floor area than the ECC standard model while providing an additional class/activity area in the internal courtyard.
It has a timber-framed breathing external wall system and a 'green roof ' like the Walsall Bus Station project. Pupils will monitor the building and landscape to gain understanding of sustainable and energy-related issues.
This scheme is due out to tender in July 1998 with an anticipated start on site in October 1998.
CLIENT Essex County Council
ARCHITECT Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Atelier One
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER Atelier Ten
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Jonathan Watkins Landscape
QUANTITY SURVEYOR Cook & Butler
PUBLIC ARTISTS Kovats and Hartley
PLANNING SUPERVISOR Appleyard & Trew