19 June 2008
An opportunity to transform Nailsea School, Bristol into a 21st century educational environment, consultant WYG has today announced its appointment by Carillion to provide multidisciplinary services on the £30 million contract for the 1500 place Nailsea School, Bristol which started on site last week.
The new Nailsea School will be one of the first new schools to be built as part of the Building Schools for the Future (BSF), One School Pathfinder (OSP) programme, utilising the Governments “Partnership for Schools” framework that will cater for 1500 pupils. Nailsea will be the first Pathfinder School in the UK using the “Partnership for Schools” route to reach the start on site stage and will be an exemplar project for years to come.
On completion the school will boast an internet café, lecture theatres, a 300 seat auditorium, a woodchip biomass boiler system, solar panels, a cinema projection screen, break-out areas, state of the art IT, media areas and a chill-out café. In addition there will be enlarged science labs, dubbed as ‘Superlabs’ that host up to 60 students conducting experiments at any one time. The architectural highlight of the school will be a two storey building at the central hub of the school known as ‘The Drum’. The school is using a number of on-site renewable methods, delivering a BREEAM rating of Very Good.
WYG has joined as part of Carillion’s team and will be providing mechanical and electrical, civil and structural, environmental and geotechnical consultancy services throughout the construction period which commenced at the end of May 2008. The school buildings will be ready for occupancy in the Autumn term of 2009.
Peter Harris who is leading the team at WYG comments:
"WYG is very pleased to be involved in this scheme especially as it is the first Pathfinder School in the United Kingdom using the “Partnership for School” route to reach this stage. Working on the project is ultimately an exciting opportunity to transform this existing school into an exceptional, inspiring 21st century learning environment.”