Myton School were in desperate need of a new Learning, Inclusion and Nurture Centre (LINC). The school had a vision for inclusive learning to better serve the challenging and varied needs of their pupils, but this vision simply couldn’t be delivered in the facilities they had available.
Their existing LINC building was a converted music room with unsuitable layout and access for disabled pupils.
The school used a number of different means to solve its problem. The funding for the project was secured in part through the Condition Improvement Fund. The building itself was procured through Fusion 21’s modular framework, through which the school approached Wernick.
Wernick produced a bespoke design that would meet the needs of the school. While the building provides two standard size classrooms, it also features a number of smaller areas to cater for the centre’s varying uses. This includes offices and canteen for staff, an IT suite, a calm room and some multi-function rooms. The result is a mingling of staff and students of different ages and abilities.
The school are ecstatic about the new premises, Amy Hawkes, SEN Coordinator at Myton commented; “The building is absolutely fantastic, It’s made a real positive impact on staff and students. At break times we might have quiet reading in one room and another group of students animatedly playing Dungeons and Dragons in another. It’s a space that people want to spend time in.”
Externally the building is finished with a brick skirt and wood cladding features which link it to the tree-lined path and garden surrounding the building. All twelve bays were installed on one Saturday, keeping disruption to a minimum.