A lesson in engaging designs and eye -catching facades for all architect
Simon Gregory, Sales Director at Proteus Facades, looks at the evolution of school buildings and how architects and developers are using rainscreen cladding to create inspiring, design-led spaces that support learning

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How a former landfill site was transformed into two new schools
Gavin Davis, Operations Director at Wates Construction, outlines how they tackled one of their most testing remediation challenges in recent years to create a successful school
Is your school fence dangerous?
A secure, welcoming environment can go a long way to building parent and pupil trust.
Scottish schools get new £1bn building boost
The Scottish Government has committed to investing £1bn in rebuilding and refurbishing schools after the current school building programme ends in 2021. Andrew Pring examines the new deal and the philosophy of Peter Reekie, the man charged with delivering it.
A stage of life
Wellington’s new G.W. Annenberg Performing Arts Centre aims to educate students through self-discovery, inspiring them to ask what makes them who they are, so they may begin to take responsibility for their own development. The ethos is reflected in the design of it’s new Cultural quarter.
Consortium boosts offsite school construction
Employing modern methods of construction in the education sector has potentially taken a major step forward with the launch of a standardised structural frame and open source design app for building primary schools offsite.
Reaching for the stars with new Discovery Centre
Demco Interiors has completed the design and interior furnishings for the new build Space, Science and Study Centre at The Winston Churchill School, Woking, Surrey. With its vision to “open doors to other worlds”, the two floors of the Centre not only include a library but also a Planetarium to provide a focus for the study of astronomy.
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Master planning leads to sports hall success
Sensitive design was a must for this Green Belt prep school, as architect Charles Danby of MEB Design explains.

1 year ago

Modern safety solution for historic Scottish building
Founded in 1935, Marr College in Troon, Scotland, a Category B listed secondary school is of special historic interest, both due to its architectural style and because it was created with the financial backing of local coal merchant, Charles Kerr Marr. Serving the local community for more than 80 years, an overhaul and expansion was recently required to allow for increased accommodation.

1 year ago