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Brislington Enterprise College

Bristol Education Authority

A new secondary school, sixth form and special needs school replacing the existing BEC 1960’s campus as a part of the Building Schools for the Future programme for Bristol.

The site is sandwiched between the existing BEC campus, which remains open during the build, and the edge of the green belt.

The school is arranged over two floors in a crescent of buildings along an internal street. A sports hall and assembly building act as bookends to the scheme, with classroom groupings or houses located to the quieter side of the site. Year groups have their own identity within the five house blocks and the 6th Form, Business Centre and Special Needs unit all have their own discrete entrances.

The budget provision is £130 per square foot, and within these cost parameters emphasis has been given to providing as much daylight as possible to the circulation spaces High environmental objectives are achieved with almost complete natural ventilation, a biomass boiler and rainwater harvesting system.

This project is one of four projects being, delivered for Bristol Education Authority in association with Wilkinson Eyre Architects.

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