England Lane Academy

Department for Education (DfE)

Part of the Delta Academies Trust, England Lane Academy is a re-build of the existing 1FE primary school, followed by the demolition of the original school building.

Contract Start

August 2018

Contract Sum

£2.8m

Area

1,319m2

The project will deliver a new nursery, seven classrooms all the way from reception to year 6, a food science area, a new main hall, a library, group spaces, staff rooms, general admin spaces, a new kitchen, storage, toilets and other ancillary rooms. As well as new playground facilities and grass sports pitches.

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Meeting the school’s stakeholders’ expectations was achieved throughout the pre-construction stage. Using a virtual reality workshop with the school to walk both the teachers and children around the future school building really provided clarity on the work that would be done at their new school. The use of VR was fundamental to the development of the project and helped to remove some blackspots for passive supervision throughout the design.

Key Relevant Features

  • Virtual reality workshops
  • New school hall
  • Technology classrooms
  • Soft landscaping
  • Live enironment
  • Library