Swanshurst Girls School

  • Location

    Birmingham

  • Client

    Swanshurst Girls School

  • Completion

    2015

An inclusive reworking for an ambitious school

An innovative secondary school in Birmingham, which puts child inclusivity and welfare at the heart of 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 and 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 includes:

  • five classrooms
  • disabled access and staff WCs
  • office accommodation
  • storage space.

In addition, phase five of the new build saw the complete refurbishment of the vacated health and social care classrooms to create a new 108m2 school entrance and reception area. To accommodate the change of entrance, a controlled pedestrian and vehicle entrance to the school has been designed to further safeguard pupils.