Highfield Humanities College

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Application Type

Civic Trust Awards

Level of Award

Commendation

Region

North West

Local Authority Area

Blackpool

Information about this scheme

The project replaces all existing school accommodation with flexible, bright and open spaces. It is a school that offers real innovation and enables teaching and learning to be transformed; needing to be versatile enough to adapt to the changing needs of education, and appealing enough to engender pride among the local community. The architectural design is bold and contemporary, glazed tiles are used to create a strong, fluid and colourful identity to the building but one that is restrained and classic in its simple detail and proportion. Drawing on references from both sea-side and domestic architecture the resultant design has established immediate contextualization, both familiar and welcomed by the community it serves.

Credits

Applicant

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Client

Blackpool Local Education Partnership/Highfield Humanities College

Main Contractor

Eric Wright Construction Ltd

Structural Engineer

Booth King

Landscape Architect

Plincke Landscape

Fire Engineering

Buro Happold FEDRA

Services Engineer

RPS Group

Acoustic Consultant

RPS Group

Primary Use Class

Class D1c - Education