Hollinwood Academy

Oldham, Lancashire

Sector: Education & Special Needs

Main View from the Entrance to the Site

Background
Extraspace appointed us to work with them on a Design and Build tender for a new ASD School for KS1, KS2, KS3 and KS4 stage pupils with Learning Disabilities (predominantly Aspergers). The School was to be co-located on the site of New Bridge School and share some of the Arts facilities New Bridge had to offer, whilst providing additional Sports and Special Needs facilities for the School and Community.

Ethos
Utilising Offsite construction to provide the Classroom, Offices, Training and Administrative Accommodation allowed the building to be designed and delivered in a short time frame, to a tight budget.

Facilities
Nursery, Recepton and Year 1 to 14 Classrooms are provided for ASD pupils, a Training Room, SEN Resource Rooms, Ball Hall, Dining Room and Full Size Sports Hall (capable of providing a home for local disabled Basketball and Rugby Teams), as well as ancillary accommodation to support the School.

The School also shares other facilities with New Bridge School.

Our proposals also included provision of on site external play and social spaces and a MUGA. We also provided a large car parking area to service both Schools, together with an on site route for minibuses and specialist vehicles delivering and collecting pupils to queue up on site and relieve pressure on adjacent roads.
 

Status: Completed September 2015.
Value: £6.3m
Type: New Build using Offsite Construction
Contract: Design and Build
Client: Oldham Borough Council
Architect: bpArchitecture
Project Manager: Oldham Borough Council
M&E Consultant: SI Sealy
Contractor: Extraspace Solutions


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