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Humberston park special school, classrooms

Location: Humberston

Completion: February 2014

Value: £850,000

Awards: Best Education Building at the LABC Building Excellence Awards 2015

Shortlisted for a Regional RIBA Award 2016.

Six new classrooms and ancillary facilities were completed in February 2014. These were designed as a pair of pavilions with intricate folding roofs culminating in glazed lanterns at their apex, providing natural lighting and ventilation to  the interiors. 


Externally the pavilions are clad in western red cedar, providing cohesion across the site with the timber clad hydrotherapy pool and entrance building that were completed in 2006. Roofs are standing seam mill fi nished aluminum. 


The classrooms are connected to the existing school via a wide glazed corridor link. Thermal mass is provided by concrete slab fl oors and blockwork walls. Insulation wraps around the building as an unbroken layer, from the underside of the slab, to the outside of the blockwork wall and into the roof, eliminating cold bridging.


The project was a finalist for Best Education Building at the LABC Building Excellence Awards 2015 and is currently shortlisted for a Regional RIBA Award 2016.