Driven by technological advancements and a need for expedient delivery – as well as being backed by government – prefabrication and offsite construction is gaining momentum and is set to revolutionise the construction industry. Bond Bryan view the rise of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) as an opportunity to engage with the construction industry as it evolves to a fundamental shift in how buildings are designed, procured and delivered. As such, we have fully embraced this shift to designing for off-site construction using principles of design for manufacture and assembly.
While the overall benefits of this shift are well understood – safer, faster, less wasteful, better quality, more sustainable, and so on – extracting the maximum value from a design perspective is less well understood, and, as such, presents us designers with significant but exciting challenges and opportunities. It offers significant opportunities for us as designers not only to adapt and evolve but also, to achieve better development and design outcomes.
As part of the government’s Priority Schools Building Programme, a new-build three-form entry school replaced Leicester’s existing, two-form entry Forest Lodge Primary School
The Thanet Free School is a brand-new six-form entry secondary school, with a separate provision for SEN, in the heart of Margate.
Pixbrook Academy New School is a brand-new school project for the Department of Education.
The new Sixth Form Study Centre will provide study support areas for the school’s sixth form students.
The project utilised the full potential of the volumetric construction method to deliver large spaces and architectural features to provide a landmark community building.
New facilities such as classrooms, dining halls and a main hall will provide areas to facilitate learning and engagement between both students and teachers alike.
The design of the school aims to provide a cohesive and inspiring educational facility. The learning experience of those with learning difficulties can be greatly enhanced by removing distractions.
Treetops Free School will house both primary and secondary school pupils with moderate learning difficulties and autistic spectrum conditions pupils.
The Robert Clack School is a large existing school in Dagenham.
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.