We are designing a new secondary school to accommodate up to 850 pupils in years 7 to 11 for the States of Jersey in the Channel Islands. The building will also provide the island’s only Secondary SEN centre with facilities for ASD, MLD, SpLD, ADD, ADHD, and Vi & Hi pupils. Our designs utilises the traditional UK fingerblock organisation and enables the use of a flexible learning environment to suit modern teaching styles. Pick Everard are experienced in the delivery of construction projects on island environments, with consideration given to the use of locally-sourced materials wherever possible and those which are able to be easily imported and/or replaced.
Delivery of state of the art Secondary School & SEN Centre on the isle of Jersey
The 11,500 sqm school has been designed to specifically cater for the needs of SEN students
£45m project value
With a budget of £45 million the design has conceptualised a space which will be used by both students and the community of Jersey
The school is due to open in September 2020
Originally designed by the States of Jersey’s Property Holdings department, the original scheme for the school was refused by the States’ Planning Inspectorate due to inherent design and accessibility issues not commensurate with island policy. Following this refusal, we were asked to develop the design as part of a revised submission, which gained full planning approval in early 2018.
Having initially been appointed by the States to complete the technical design phase of the scheme, we were fully aware of the design constraints of the original proposal which allowed us to efficiently adapt our involvement to this new additional early stage work which included both stakeholder and extended client engagement. Our original appointment to upskill the Government department in the use of BIM level 2 both architecturally and as BIM consultants, has also enabled us to bring the remainder of the design stage on-board from the earliest iteration of the redesign process, ensuring a fully coordinated and clashed building from the outset.