Co-locating two high schools and a community centre in a parkland setting. Buchanan High School is a non-denominational school, it caters for young people with a range of additional support needs. St Ambrose High School was relocated from its existing building to this site bordering Drumpelier Country Park.
Key features include a two-storey central hub containing dining and social areas for both schools. This space is transparent to both the north and south, allowing views into, out of, and through the building to the landscape beyond. The space can also be used as a gathering area for entrance into the assembly hall for whole school or after-hours events.
“The new school is absolutely wonderful and has exceeded all our expectations. Our pupils and staff are just amazed at how good it is. I think everyone will really look forward to turning up to school each day.The campus offers a stimulating, creative environment for our pupils, making high quality learning and teaching possible.”
Ellen Douglas, Head Teacher of St Ambrose High School