Skinners Kent Academy

The Skinners Kent Academy is a Secondary School with academy status in Royal Tunbridge Wells. The school provides places for 1150 pupils over 3 storeys. 

The central swept conical form of the building extends out northwards with three articulated wings providing the senior houses of the school. 

The Skinners project was Noviun’s first major project 100% developed in a BIM environment and included a complex rendered conical form. 

Since opening, the Academy has gone on to achieve ‘Outstanding’ status by OfSTED.

Services
Architect & Lead Designer

Client
The Skinners Company
Kent County Council
Willmott Dixon Construction

Value
£20m

Innovations
Challenging Conical Construction
Feature ‘Art Terrace’
Experimental ‘Da Vinci’ Space

Sustainable Features
‘Very Good’ BREEAM
Natural Daylighting and Ventilation
Biomass Boiler
Super Insulation/Low Air Leakage
Thermal Shading
Exposed Thermal Mass
Heat Recovery

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