The project oversees the expansion of the Riverbank Academy, a Special Education Needs School and Ernesford Grange, a Mainstream Secondary School, to meet the needs of modern day pupils through high quality indoor and outdoor facilities.
Works in phase 1 are consisted of: the reconfiguration of the existing vehicular access routes for both schools with additional car parking, reconfiguration of the minibus area, expansion of Riverbank Academy with the addition of a single-storey teaching block, and replacement of MUGA within the school grounds. Phase 2 refers to the three storey expansion of Ernesford Grange.
The new build is comprised of a steel frame cladded with a series of windows and a rendered finish. A deck insulation completes the partly cladded composite roof. The building offers three new classrooms, a play area and an IT room.
By making use of the space that has already been developed on, the areas on-site in the Green Belt and the neighbouring residential units are protected.