Made by staff and students at Sir Charles Parsons Special School
This building designed and constructed by TG Escapes has made a huge impact at Sir Charles Parsons School for young people aged eleven to nineteen who have a range of additional needs. This is the 2nd building TG Escapes has provided. The pressure on pupil numbers of all ages across Newcastle City was high so more space was needed in the main building. The solution was to create extra accommodation near to the first building to form a separate post-16 facility covering the complete curriculum. This second net-zero modular building provides four classrooms as well as ancillary spaces and achieves an A+ EPC at -31.
The project was overseen by Howard Davies at Aura;
"We’ve made this new build more sustainable. We’ve been able to implement solar PV on the roof to make the building hopefully as carbon neutral as possible in terms of everything it does so it keeps a lot of people very happy.
The school likes the aesthetics. They like what it does. The new building has some built-in hoist systems, supplied by Hillrom, and a PMLD room. In both this and the previous build we’ve got what’s called a life skills area which offers a full kitchen for getting the kids to learn how to cook and fend for themselves. The PMLD room is a shower and changing area in case students need to be cleaned up or to deal with medical situations.
It's been a great service! TG Escapes have had a positive approach to our project overall, engaged with all stakeholders from the outset and delivered a building that the end users appreciated. The works were delivered on time and to a very high standard."