Valley Park School
|Project:||3-storey classroom block|
|Contractors:||Jenner Contractors Ltd|
Valley Park School, situated in Maidstone, has academy status and is part of the Valley Invicta Academy Trust. There was a need to replace an existing, dilapidated building stock and to improve external sports facilities. The site for the new block was on redundant tennis courts adjacent to the existing gymnasium. The final scheme was to provide 18 Classrooms, a library and sixth form common room. Inspiration for the style and palette of materials came from existing architecture on the campus. We used facing block work externally with aluminium windows and curtain walling. The roof is predominantly flat with a projecting parapet gutter and a raised central mono-pitch section to create a double height space within the library.