Following a community consultation, it was evident that the school would benefit from a collegiate appearance. In response, Scott Brownrigg created a design based upon the principles of order, proportion and symmetry. High quality materials make a positive contribution to the local character ensuring the school fits well into its rural village context.
Biodiversity improvements have been incorporated into the landscape strategy for the new school, including the creation of a species-rich flower meadow and wet meadow, new waterbodies and extensive tree and hedgerow planting. These newly created habitats will replace the species-poor, abandoned agricultural land, resulting in a net biodiversity gain.
The project will be funded by the building of new sustainable homes, carefully designed to complement the character of Effingham (including a proportion of affordable homes).
With planning permission now secured, work will commence on site imminently.