The Manor Green Special Needs Schools at Crawley were established as a partnership between the DfE, West Sussex CC and Noviun, as a pilot for the ﬁrst truly inclusive educational campus in the UK, in conjunction with an existing mainstream primary school and a later built secondary school.
The Manor Green Schools comprise an arc shaped building with primary and secondary wings enclosing protected hard play areas.
The SEN population is approximately 180 pupils of varying levels of disability from 0-19 age range. Joining the primary and secondary wings together is a block providing the main administration, community use facilities, primary and secondary halls / dining, kitchen, hydrotherapy pool and plant area.
The curve of the building was designed to minimise the overall mass of the building and the visual length of the central spine circulation spaces.
The corridor featured custom designed ﬂoor patterns identifying the changing Key Stages and the high levels of natural light enhance the open feeling of the school.
The whole campus was designed as a sensory experience for pupils and visitors to the school and the building features sustainable construction throughout with a main glulaminated frame and high levels of natural light and ventilation.
The interiors were also customised by the pupils working in conjunction with an artist in residence, making stained glass windows, ceramic tiles and directional signage, all of which were incorporated into the ﬁnished building.
Take a look at our Special Educational Needs page for information about our process.
Architect & Lead Designer
Sub Contracted Design Team
West Sussex County Council
DfE ‘Designs for Learning’
First UK New Inclusive Campus
Inclusion of Artist in Design Team
Timber Glulam Frame