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Castle View School / Nicholas Hare Architects

  • Architects: Nicholas Hare Architects
  • Location: 51 Foksville Road, Canvey Island, Essex SS8, UK
  • Project Team: Essex County Council
  • Main contractor: Skanska
  • Quantity Surveyor: Cost managed by Skanska
  • Structural Engineer: Arup
  • Services Engineer: Skanska
  • Landscape Designer: Macgregor Smith
  • Project Manager: Skanska
  • Area: 10125.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Alan Williams

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From the architect. Castle View School is co-educational school for 1200 students aged 11-16. The project involved relocating the school to a busy town centre siteand creating a range of community facilities that would act as a beacon of education for the Island and a catalyst for further regeneration. The design includes two teaching wings, separated by a glazed central atrium and hall, which splay to create two separate external spaces, a protected courtyard on one side and a public square on the other. The simple material palette of timber and zinc set within an expressed brickwork frame establishes a civic quality.

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'Our new school building is a 21st century state of the art building that affords 1200 students at Castle View School the most inspirational and dynamic learning settings that enhance learning, teaching and attainment. Students embrace a calm yet exciting learning culture that new spaces, shapes and dimensions exude. It is a truly magnificent and first class building that our young people are very proud to have.’

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