Client : Newcastle-under-Lyme School | Location : Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire | Value : £160k
Remodelling of the old school courtyard to convert the space into a usable outdoor hub where pupils, teaching staff and visitors can relax, congregate and socialise. A large amphitheatre provides the centrepiece of the re-modelled plaza, constructed using tiered natural stone blocks and incorporating a DDA compliant pathway, allowing transition from the lower level to the upper level for wheelchair users. From this central meeting place, new improved hard paved circulation routes/pathways interlink between the various teaching blocks, interjected and guided through raised angular planting bend and grassed areas. Through design and choice of materials the courtyard has been transformed into a safe and attractive place in harmony with its historic surroundings.