• Polesworth High School, Tamworth

    Polesworth High School, Tamworth

    Polesworth High School, located at Dordon near Tamworth, Staffordshire, was built in the 70s using the CLASP system (Consortium of Local Authorities Special Programme). The school requirements were for a drama hall with additional classrooms and IT suite.

    The freestanding drama block has a pitched roof form covered with concrete roof tiles. The walls are of facing brickwork and powder coated aluminium windows. The drama hall itself has a black painted fair face blockwork finish. It houses a fitted audio control room from which lighting and sound can be controlled during performances and recordings.

  • Meadow Sports Hall & All Weather Pitch

    Meadow Sports Hall & All Weather Pitch

    This project was a joint venture funded by the local authority, school, education authority and the Sports Lottery Fund.

    The building which was designed for school and community use includes changing facilities, sports hall and offices on the ground floor and a fully equipped fitness suite at first floor.

  • Camp Hill Community Centre Building, Nuneaton

    Camp Hill Community Centre Building, Nuneaton

    This project formed part of a major regeneration programme for the Camp Hill area.

    The scheme is to help provide a new thriving hub to the village area. The creation of a new multi-purpose building to be used by the whole community. The £2 million project was part-financed by a £million grant from the Learning & Skills Council.

    The new facilities include a library, education centre, up-to-the-minute training and IT facilities and a youth centre.

  • Southam College

    Southam College

    The proposal includes a new All Weather Sports Pitch for use by the school and community. The school have received a grant of £750,000 from the Football Foundation towards the £1.2million estimated project cost.

Recreation and Leisure

Many projects within this section combine the elements of education and community use. The community use aspect categorises an area of work that is often grant funded, i.e. Heritage Lottery, Sport England, Learning and Skills Council, Arts Council, Football Foundation, etc.

Our familiarity with the funding, procurement and consultation procedures of some of the specialist grant organisations together with the practice's technical and design skills has resulted in us gaining a variety of commissions from community groups and charitable trusts.