The Bridgewater High School feasibility study involved the exploration of consolidating the school onto a single site, as well as the option of building a separate 6th form on the second site.
Concepts revolved around the idea of identifying focus points around the site and ways to link the front of the school to the playing fields at the rear. The building was then orientated accordingly and relative visual importance given to the main entrance.
General Teaching is located at the front of the school in a curved spine form. Specialist teaching rooms branch off this spine and encapsulate a central multi-purpose hall, which creates a core adaptable space for the school. The entrance creates a visual wedge, which punches through the school and can be read in both internal and external from.
These proposals are currently under consideration by the school and Warrington Borough Council.
BRIDGEWATER HIGH SCHOOL
Location: Appleton, Warrington, Cheshire, UK
Client: Warrington Borough Council
Contractor: Feasability Study 2009
Project Lead: Peter Marshall