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Tettenhall Learning Community

Client Tettenhall Learning Community
Services Architecture
Project Value £N/A
Status Completed

Capita designed the redeveloped King’s School which was co-located with the newly constructed Tettenhall Wood Special Educational Needs (SEN) School. The Tettenhall Learning Community received an ‘Excellent’ BREEAM rating.

The redeveloped King’s Secondary School accommodates 900 11-18-year-old students. Tettenhall Wood SEN School is integrated within the same grounds and is attending to the educational needs of 90 4-18-year-old pupils with Autistic Spectrum Conditions. Both institutes were designed by Capita.

Capita’s design challenged the client’s assumption and took advantage of the value and quality available in the existing buildings developing an amalgamation of the school’s original structures and the new build designs. Ultimately, this has allowed the school to have flexible learning environments, reflecting both the school’s personality and ethos of ‘joy and wonder’.

The design process for the Tettenhall Learning Community involved extensive consultation with the senior leadership team of each school, technical and educational advisors from Wolverhampton City Council, students, and teachers. These discussions were also supported by more formal evaluations, including very positive Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) reviews and Design Quality Indicator (DQI) sessions.

The Tettenhall Learning Community incorporates an extensive list of sustainable features, driving long-term environmental and financial benefits for the school including photovoltaic panels; heat-recovery ventilation and rainwater harvesting.

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