The construction of a secondary and sixth form free school in Warrington, Cheshire has been completed, according to the Pozzoni, architects of the project.
The King’s Leadership Academy on Hillock Lane has two wings with classrooms to the west and leisure and sports facilities to the east.
The sports block includes a sports hall with changing areas and a fencing centre as well as an outdoor floodlit synthetic multi-use pitch designed to be accessible after school hours.
Catherine Mulley, director and head of the education team at Pozzoni, said:
“As well as providing excellent facilities for staff and students, the academy is envisaged to benefit local residents, too. With this in mind, we consulted Sport England throughout the design and development process to ensure the suitability of these facilities for the wider community.
“We are proud to have been involved in this state of the art project which is testament to what can be achieved on a relatively small budget and on a tight timescale.”
The new school also incorporates sustainability features including a natural ventilation system with louvres at the top of the windows and swales in the corners of the site to store water run-off to use as ecological garden spaces.
The school was built by main contractor, Conlon Construction.