The Rose, BESD School, Burnley
Lancashire County Council BSF
Client: Catalyst Education
Contractor: Bovis Lend Lease
Architect: Bradshaw Gass & Hope LLP
Structural Engineer: Capita Structures
Quantity Surveyors: Capita
CDM Co-ordinator: Bovis LL
Bradshaw Gass and Hope LLP were selected as one of the Architectural Designers for the Catalyst Consortium in the BSF Wave 1 programme for Lancashire CC. In addition to The Rose School, a 450 place BESD special school in Burnley, Lancashire the Practice has also been appointed to design and manage the provision of a 1050 place secondary school.
The Rose School represents an approach by Lancashire County Council to ensure that the ‘Every Child Matters’ agenda for schools is implemented effectively for all students at every level by providing a specialist learning environment for students with very difficult issues to overcome to allow effective learning.
The School deals with pupils with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties which range from those with ADHD to those with severe emotional and psychology issues.
The school provides accommodation consistent with the requirements for the DfES Bulletins. It provides a robust environment, with careful selection of materials and the design of easily managed spaces whilst still maintaining a welcoming, exciting and safe environment with pupil well-being at its centre.
Seamless integration of ITC within a multitude of leaning spaces, not just classroom, enables pupils to have a choice of environment for learning.