All Saints Academy is an extend and retrofit secondary school in Plymouth, with BAM Construction.
Phase 2, the refurbishment and remodelling of a 1980s building, was completed at the end of October and successfully handed over on 1st November.
The final works (phase 3) includes the demolition of the largest building, the original 1950s Burrington School, followed by extensive landscaping across the sloping site; demolition is currently underway, with landscaping to be started late January next year.
Phased development is allowing the students to continue studying in the new Academy with minimal disruption.
The grounds are to be handed over in stages, with the last in April 2014. The landscape responds to the varying level changes around the site, creating an exciting mix of spaces; an entrance path through an outdoor art gallery, tree lined paths flowing through lawns and planted beds, sports pitches and courts, a hard surface terrace for outdoor dining, and an amphitheatre and stage for performances. It also creates outdoor ‘classrooms’ for science and technology, a variety of open and sheltered spaces for socialising, and an allotment and gardens enabling students to develop their awareness of their natural environment.
The image below shows the new building on the left; the refurb building to its right is hidden behind existing buildings, currently being demolished. The new changing rooms on the far right serve new sports pitches.