ADG’s Education Team designed the High View Primary School in Plymouth, replacing the local Highfield and Plym View primary schools. It was constructed on the same site, on Torridge Way, following the demolition of the existing school. ADG worked on behalf of the main contractor, Interserve Project Services Limited, who was appointed to deliver the new school by Plymouth City Council. It is the largest school project to be won by ADG and probably the most complex.
The two storey building, totaling 2550m2 incorporates a one and a half form entry Primary School, L.E.A Nursery and a ‘Children’s’ Centre as well as space for sports and the arts community accommodation. The project was developed in close consultation with stakeholders, user groups, teachers, pupils, parents, governors and other relevant parties.
The two storey design houses a large play space area, with an external play/teaching deck on the first floor. The design incorporates durable but interesting and colourful materials to create a welcoming atmosphere for the pupils. The main street facades incorporate large panels of brightly coloured glazed bricks.
The school has several sustainable features including passive and natural passive ventilation and sunpipes, which allow natural sunlight to flow into the internal spaces. In terms of the building services, the building utilises both ground source heat pump and rainwater recycling systems. The school has attained a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’.
Plymouth City Council