Heath Farm School, SEN block

Heath Farm lies in a spacious rural setting near Ashford, and attracts pupils from across Kent with a wide range of needs, including social and emotional issues, learning difficulties, mental health problems and associated conditions.

Phase 1: This £1.2m design and build development, completed in April 2010, was carried out for a special needs school based in Ashford, Kent. The project consisted of three new timber framed classroom blocks with extensive external works in the middle of the school campus.

Phase 2: In 2015, we returned to the school and negotiated the design & build of the second phase of building works to construct two further classrooms which also included changing and toilet facilities and a break out space with further extensive external works. Phase 2 was successfully completed 2016.

Working in close partnership with Sub Rosa Architects on both projects, we were delighted that the school received a RIBA award for the scheme.

Key Project Details

Client - Acorn Care & Education
Value - £2.1
Location - Ashford, Kent
Duration - 36 weeks
Project notes -
• The project completed on time (for the expanded intake of students) and within budget. • Additional works (extended car park and additional refurb to school gym) were, by careful programming, also achieved within the timescale.

“From the outset, their professional conduct very quickly put my mind at ease with reassurances on how they would conduct themselves and their interactions with pupils, staff and our neighbours. We were extremely grateful of the commitment to complete the project on time. We now have two outstanding buildings that have enhanced our school tremendously.”

Craig Ribbons

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