Located in Torquay, United Kingdom, Ellacombe Foundation Unit was designed by Kay Elliott. The £0.6M Foundation Unit has been designed to create a welcoming education and assist with behavioural management for a school with a significant intake of children with emotional and social problems. It consists of a double-height, open-plan teaching area connected directly to a green walled garden with extensive all-weather cover. The masterplan addresses whole-school issues, with the new Foundation Unit setting a positive standard, providing improved stability, interaction and learning in a sustainably built facility.
This is an inclusive learning environment, with anti-bullying measures incorporated through visible WCs and includes interesting spaces; a wet zone, book corner and dressing-up areas. Feedback from the children demonstrates increased confidence.