Bond Bryan have evolved and developed the concept design by Architecture PLB and are working – in collaboration with Mid Group – to deliver this brand new, 13,000 sqm secondary school in Hertfordshire.
At the heart of a new residential development by Chase Homes in Broxbourne, The Broxbourne School has been designed as a contextual response to its green belt setting and the School’s ambitions and aspirations for its future. The three-storey building, and its external spaces, have been designed to integrate seamlessly with the scale and public realm of the wider development. The School will be home to The Broxbourne Sports Centre and The Broxbourne Music Centre – both of which will serve as very valuable assets for the local community.
Externally, the building has been designed as a beacon for modern education – welcoming pupils via a distinctive three-storey glazed colonnade. Internally, a large 3-storey atrium will be both the social and thephysical heart of the school. The vibrant and daylit atrium serves to knit the large community elements and the 3 teaching wings together into a cohesive whole. A large learning resource centre and 6th form study centre overlook the entrance to the site.
The school deploys Modern Methods of Construction throughout – mainly SIP panels systems (structural and infill systems). The benefits of this approach are numerous: most notable is that it ensures that the School is delivered on time and within budget – but also offers a better quality product which reduces the carbon footprint during both construction and operation.
The material palette selected is intended to be natural, warm and textured – connecting to the natural setting of the site. Brick will be the dominant facade material providing a facade that is simple, elegant andcontemporary, yet timeless – but also is an appropriate response to the green belt and the residential context.
Work will commence over the summer, for completion during early 2021.