Brampton Manor Academy
The internal reorganisation of the school provides a professional theatre space, new TV/audio studios and media editing suites, a new fitness suite, and improved design, technology, art and ICT classrooms.
A new inclusion area of EAL and SEN suites has flexible learning spaces, specialist facilities and a permanent and visiting staff base.
The existing circulation has been significantly improved with a new lift, replacement of stairs in the existing corridors with ramps and two new glazed, double-storey circulation links in the re-landscaped east and west courts.
The links reduce travel distances around the school. They also provide places for the display of the arts on the walls and along the animated brick base, with integral seating extending to the courtyard landscaping.
The creation of a high quality landscaped forecourt, free of vehicles and framed by the new performing arts and media wings, helps to create a sense of arrival to the Academy.
Through careful planning with the school, the development was built in phases to minimise disruption and omit the need for any temporary accommodation.