- Gloucestershire County Council (Robert Hitchins)
- Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
- Project Leaders
- Mike Court
Quattro is the Education Architect of choice to design a brand new 1.5FE primary school and nursery provision with potential for expansion to 2FE in Stonehouse. The S106 funded school is part of the major Great Oldbury mixed use scheme set to provide approximately 1,300 homes as well as a new health centre, local shop and sports facility.
Located in a beautiful countryside setting within close proximity to the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the new school design responds to the rural setting and the wider Great Oldbury housing development which exhibits traditional exterior features.
The opening of the building will take a phased approach to allow the Early Years, Foundation Stage and Year 1 pupils to attend in the first instance, eventually allowing 420 students from ages 2-11 to join at a later date.
Quattro has taken a fabric first approach designing an attractive, functional and highly sustainable scheme that exceeds building regulations. Passive design strategies such as, natural ventilation and night cooling, as well as natural daylight, have been maximised to ensure the smallest carbon footprint possible for the school.
The stunning educational environment offers a contemporary take on the vernacular ‘barn in the rural landscape’. With its stunning setting the school offers a wonderful legacy for the children of Great Oldbury and the Gloucestershire Learning Alliance Trust. Applying our extensive Educational Architecture experience Quattro’s school building design is intended to achieve the Gloucestershire Learning Alliance Trust’s aims for the new provision to enable children to achieve their “full potential academically and personally and to be the very best that they can be.” A wonderful addition to this exciting new community.
Despite the current Covid-19 setbacks the scheme is on target for completion.
(The above GLA aim quote is credited to Claire Savory, Director of Academies at the Gloucestershire Learning Alliance)