Darwen Aldridge Community Academy

Dates:

2006-2010

Client:

Darwen Aldridge Community Academy


Architect:

Aedas


Location:

Darwen, Blackburn

Description:

The Academy seeks to develop a passion for learning and an enterprising spirit amongst its students and staff, and amongst members of the local community.

The design of the academy succesfully responds to the unique nature of the site and offers a large slope in two directions as it is situated on the side of a hill. The number of storeys in the building vary in order to work with the levels and the landscape which is seamlessly integrated within the project.


Key FFE:

Facilities include lecture theatres, open resource spaces, ICT suites and a flagship Learning Resource Centre that enable pupils to focus on the development of their entrepreneurial skills. The facilities are also available to the local community.


Project Value:

£36m


FFE Value:

£1.5m


Number of Pupils:

1200


Credits: Photography: AHMM, Tim Soar