The Avon Valley School

Following best practice methodologies, and to futureproof the The Avon Valley School & Performing Arts College as much as possible, all of the teaching accommodation was designed to the then-DFES guidelines, with the design based on the Building Schools for the Future and Academy principles.

The plans also had to take into account the fact that Avon Valley would be a specialist Performing Arts College, offering the potential for post 16 education in the future. Therefore, in addition to the usual classrooms, library, dining hall, sports facilities and administrative space, Corstorphine + Wright’s designs encompassed a theatre and drama and dance halls, and even provided an external amphitheatre in the grounds of the school.

The building achieved a BREEAM Very Good rating through the use of passive design and sustainable technologies including natural light introduced to the internal street by glazing between each teaching wing and the inclusion of an atrium.

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