Highfield Humanities College

As part of the Blackpool BSF scheme Eric Wright Construction worked with architects Feilden Clegg Bradley on this state of the art school.

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As part of the Blackpool Building Schools for the Future scheme Highfield Humanities College is an exciting new secondary school. The new £24m school will provide state-of-the-art learning environments for students and staff and the wider community.

The project comprised the construction of a 1,216 place school on the existing playing fields in close proximity to the old school which was fully occupied during construction. This scheme sees the new build school and demolition of the old building within a single footprint.

Designed by multi award winning, sustainable design Architect, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, the new school provides a stunning facility for pupils, staff and the community. With a bold colourful facade of glazed tiles giving the school a strong identity, the school features eight leaning zones with a shared learning area on the ground floor creating a lively environment for social events. There is also a hub providing focus for generic learning, seminars, support, social gatherings and external spaces for the community.

The new facilities include a 350 Seat Theatre, Design Technology Suite, Drama Studio, Library, Music Suite & Recording Studio, Restaurant, 8 fully equipped science laboratories and specialist rooms, Sports Hall and Specialist Teaching Areas.

Following decant and demolition of the existing facility, external works and sports provision completed this scheme.

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Client: Blackpool Local Education Partnership

Value: £23.2m

Start Date: November 2010


Section 1: August 2012

Section 2: January 2013

Duration: 112 weeks