Sunesis Schools - Southampton

Southampton Invests Approximately £13 Million In Three New Primary Schools


Southampton is to invest approximately £13 million in three Dewey models, to provide new accommodation for three schools; Wordsworth Infant school, Banister Infant and Nursery school and Moorlands Primary School. The Dewey models will provide bright, modern new learning environments for pupils replacing old, time expired accommodation.

All three projects vary in size. Wordsmith is to be a three form entry school and will be a new build. Banister a two form entry new build and Moorlands a one form entry extension. This reflects the Sunesis Schools Dewey design's flexibility to meet different entry form needs.

Another benefit of the Sunesis concept is the fast build time with each school to be complete within a year. This compares with a previous build time of between 18 and 24 months from the initial planning and procurement stage.

As well as working on the foundations and oversite for this and other Sunesis schools Tully De'Ath are also involved in the development of the prototype 'Dewey' school design for Wilmott Dixon.

The structural design is provided within a BIM framework through the close integration of the Design Team and the use of AutoDesk Revit.

Sunesis Schools - Southampton

Client
Southampton Council / Willmott Dixon


Architect
Hunter and Partners Architects


Contract Value
£13m


Stage
Planning