An inclusive reworking for an ambitious school
An innovative secondary school in Birmingham, which is putting child inclusivity and welfare at the heart of its transformation has completed phases four and five of a six-phase project to completely remodel the school. Swanshurst School has been working with Bournville Architects since 2008 to create an educational space where pupils and staff feel safe as well as part of the local community.
Phase four of the development started in Summer 2013 and focused on the construction of a flagship building for pupils with special educational needs whilst providing high-quality office space for the school’s social, health and well-being partners.
The new 373m2 flagship single-storey building contains five classrooms, disabled access and staff WCs, office accommodation and storage space.
In addition, phase five of the new build saw the complete refurbishment of the vacated Health & Social Care classrooms to create a new 108m2 school entrance and reception area. To accommodate the change of entrance, a new controlled pedestrian and vehicular entrance to the school has been designed to further safeguard pupils