Quayside, now known as the Key Education Centre, is a new purpose-built facility designed to cater for 48 children aged 11-16, who are considered either too emotionally vulnerable to attend mainstream education or who have been excluded from school.
Procured through framework, the new build centre is a single storey building arranged around a central courtyard. Facing brickwork and curtain walling clad the external skin under a zinc flat roof.
There is also improved vehicle access, expanded the car park and built a new pedestrian entrance to the existing primary school, as well as undertaking internal refurbishment works on the school building in order to modernise the current toilet facilities and relocate the existing nursery.
- Planning sensitive (over 600 objections)
- Delicate and considered stakeholder management planning and engagement
- Detailing certain design interfaces
- Involved from RIBA Stage D
How these were delivered
- Stakeholder Engagement Plan launched
- A long period of consultation/dialogue was undertaken (through focal point of contact ensuring communication is clear and concise with continuous dialogue)
- Employed a design co-ordinator to help facilitate detailing/interface
- Early specialist contribution/dialogue with Osborne supply chain