Blackburn Central High School / Nicholas Hare Architects

  • 01:00 - 27 March, 2013
Blackburn Central High School / Nicholas Hare Architects, © Andy Haslam
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  • Architects

  • Location

    24 Kempton Rise, Blackburn, Blackburn with Darwen BB1 1RT, UK
  • Architect in Charge

    Nicholas Hare Architects
  • Contractor

    Balfour Beatty
  • Quantity Surveyor

    Turner & Townsend
  • Structural Engineer

  • Services Engineer

    Hoare Lea
  • Landscape Designer

    Farrer Huxley Associates
  • Area

    8673.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

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From the architect. Blackburn Central High School with Crosshill (SEN) amalgamates three existing schools. The population of the new school, for 11-16yr olds, will be 900 mainstream and 60 special needs students.

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The new school sits on a steeply sloping and extremely prominent location overlooking Blackburn and draws students from diverse local communities, which have very significant levels of social deprivation.

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© Andy Haslam

The basic diagram loosely wraps the learning accommodation, around a central ‘heart’ space that combines assembly, performance, dining, study and exhibition and views to the surrounding landscape are maximized, aiding orientation and celebrating the institution’s place in the community.

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"Nicholas Hare Architects have designed an excellent building in which to educate young people. The imaginative use of natural light and a simple but striking colour palate help to create an open and positive working environment in which staff and students can thrive"

Alan Chambers, Head - Blackburn Central High School

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