Creating an exemplar eco-school for Hampshire
- BREEAM Excellent
- One of the most sustainable schools in Hampshire
- Creates over 400 new school places
The architecturally striking school, designed by Hampshire County Council’s award-winning Property Services Team, features a main hall, holistic music and drama studio, ‘discovery point’ library, staff room and workspace, administration offices, and classrooms offering a high quality learning environment. The school provides much needed school places as part of the 2,000 new homes being built as part of the Kings Barton development around the school site.
By aligning with the school’s high standards for environmental sustainability and quality, we were able to create an environment where children will learn and flourish which is aspirational, inclusive and joyful.
Working closely with Hampshire County Council and the academy sponsor, The University of Winchester Academy Trust, the project benefits from extensive regional school partnerships, evidence-based learning and teaching, and powerful links with local businesses and community organisations.
The school has been designed as an eco-school and has achieved BREEAM Excellent. To help meet this requirement the project incorporates several features that enable the building to be sustainable, in terms of energy use and thermal performance.
As with all Willmott Dixon projects, we aim to leave a lasting positive legacy in our local communities, on this project we are providing 140 apprenticeship weeks working on the project.
Richard Poulter, Managing Director said: “We are delighted to construct one of the most sustainable schools in Hampshire, creating a fantastic learning environment for generations to come.”