The Avenue School project in Reading is an excellent example of a development which encompasses both a specialist SEN school and community/office facilities.
With the severe nature of disability to be catered for at the Avenue, it was essential to locate all the SEN accommodation at ground floor with the other community and office facilities located on the upper floors.
On completion the project won the BCSE 2009 ‘Most Inspiring School Design’ due partly to its innovation of dealing with a sensitive mixed use development.
Noviun’s involvement extended to sourcing additional funding via masterplanning of a new residential development within the surplus areas of the site.
Architect & Lead Designer
Reading Borough Council
Willmott Dixon Construction
BCSE ‘Most Inspiring School’
Practice Sourced Funding
Inclusive with Other Facilities
Response to Every Child Matters
25% On-site Renewables
Further 15% Low Carbon
67% Improvement on L2