Designed by HLM Architects, Brannel School is located in Cornwall, United Kingdom. After several months of close consultation with staff, pupils and the county council education department, HLM Architects has submitted the designs for Cornwall’s new Brannel School for planning approval.
It is hoped that the new school, which will cost £16.3 million to build, will achieve planning approval by October 2009, with construction works starting on site early 2010 and the new facilities completed for the start of the 2011 academic year. It is intended that the school will achieve BREEAM Excellent, the UK sustainability benchmark.
The new school is needed to replace existing Brannel School buildings, which have become beyond economical repair. The new buildings will provide 6,622 sq m (about 71,000 sq ft) – roughly the size of a football pitch.
Despite the scale of the rebuild, disruption will be minimal as the new school will be built on the current playing fields directly behind the existing school. The existing building will then be demolished once students have transferred to the new accommodation, a small part of the existing school will be retained and refurbished into a sports changing facilities, a staff work base and fitness centre.
The new school building would also make it possible to provide adult education facilities to the local community.