GAI / RIBA Public Education Award 2013

BHP Architects has won the GAI / RIBA Public Education Award 2013 for the new Pioneer Special School in Basildon

Pioneer School in Basildon is a specialist school aimed at providing pupils with severe learning and physical disabilities with a range of facilities that will enabling them to prepare for independence in adult live.

The aim was to provide an environment that gave the school the required level of security without unnecessary restriction of movement for students within the building.

Fobs were supplied which would automatically open doors on movement around the school, providing pupils with the freedom to proceed around the school unassisted. The result is a facility where the integrated package supplied provides the school with the security and control needed to manage the circulation of students around the building safely.

Client: Essex County Council

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