St. Silas Primary School, Blackburn has been nominated in the ‘BIM Initiative’ category at the Education Estates Awards.
The new build school, which opened in May 2012, was designed by Capita on behalf of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.
A full multidisciplinary Capita team overcame space challenges to design a new school on a small, sloping, urban 2400 sq m site comprising four linked blocks wrapping around a play courtyard which floods the school with natural daylight; and a single storey block with a rooftop play deck of rubber ‘meerkat’ mounds linked to the ground with a tube slide. The project was designed in just eight weeks using BIM as a full multidisciplinary tool.
The award winners will be announced on 11 November. Find out more about the Education Estates Awards
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