West Buckland School

West Buckland School is one of the premier schools in the South West of England with an enrolment of 700 students. The new Art, Design and Theatre building was to replace the low quality existing buildings with new high-quality contemporary structures. The new building is located adjacent to the existing impressive Victorian main schoolhouse. A courtyard at the centre of the development linking the new and existing buildings provides a social gathering space and an outdoor performance facility.

The challenge was to develop an external scheme that would deliver the request for high quality, contemporary and environmentally considerate design within a limited budget.

Aesthetics, robustness and practicality form the conceptual background for the design and the construction process. The scheme was also focused at creating multifunctional spaces supporting opportunities for temporary events, socialising and daily outdoor activities to enhance the school environment.

The resulting development has a high quality and aesthetically pleasing external landscape which provides attractive open spaces and setting for the new building complex which cultivates social interaction and individual development at the heart of the campus.

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