SEARCH IN BRIEF

 
New Derby school welcomes first pupils

Children in Derby have enjoyed their first day at a new school, built to replace a facility on the same site destroyed by fire two years ago.

The new £20.5 million Sinfin Community School was designed by Sheffield architects Race Cottam Associates and has transformed the site into a modern, striking showcase school.

The 1000-plus pupil school welcomed its first students for the new term after opening on schedule this week.

The scheme confirms Race Cottam’s growing reputation in the education sector and reflects a strong partnership with the school, which has specialist status in engineering.

Head teacher Steve Monks said: “It has been wonderful to see pupils arrive for their first day at school at this exceptional new facility. The blueprints for the school included the very latest thinking in education design and the result is a fantastic facility for teachers and pupils alike.”

The school is also believed to be one of the greenest in the region, with environmental features including a bio-mass boiler, wind turbine, grey water recycling, natural ventilation, a large pond and wildlife habitats.

Matt Beach, project architect at Race Cottam, said: “Sinfin Community School can now boast a range of best practice ecological features, making it a shining example of sustainable design in education.”

IN BRIEF
Thursday 25 September 2008
WAN celebrates the Easter holidays
Thu 17 Apr 2014
Rome Prize Competition winners announced
Thu 17 Apr 2014
Joondalup Performing Arts & Cultural Facility to be designed by ARM Architecture
Thu 17 Apr 2014
Call for entries: AECOM student competition
Thu 17 Apr 2014
Green light for Maggie's Centre in Manchester by Foster + Partners
Fri 11 Apr 2014
Three finalists for International Financial Centre competition in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye
Fri 11 Apr 2014
Colwyn Foulkes & Partners receives planning for first new build at Kensington Palace Gardens for 100+ years
Thu 10 Apr 2014
Tamayouz Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Dr Mohamed Saleh Makiya
Wed 09 Apr 2014