This project was commissioned by Warrington Borough Council and involved bringing together two SEN schools (Fox Wood School and Green Lane Special School) onto one site, along with on-site support facilities and the provision of a new sixth form SEN facility. Ellis Williams provided full Architectural services for this project.
This was an extremely fast-track, challenging programme but with the outstanding commitment of the design team, contractor, client and project managers, these dates were all achieved and within the client’s budget. Through robust challenge in a series of open and frank discussions, a product was delivered which delighted end users, client and contractor.
Whilst each school wanted to retain its own identity, the strategy from WBC of a shared facility with one overarching identity had to be balanced with the schools’ requirements. A coordinated approach by all parties and the contractor’s commitment to partnering ensured that all stakeholders’ needs were fulfilled in the delivery of this scheme.