LADY BAY SCHOOL REDEVELOPMENT
Lady Bay school is a Victorian Grade II listed building and can’t currently provide the best learning environment for local children. But it can be redeveloped on its current site, with relatively little disruption to staff and children, to provide the best 21st century education and facilities.
A local architect, Alan Wright, has produced a series of drawings which show the sort of redevelopment of the school that we can all be proud of. His criteria for the outline plan are:
- A safe and protective boundary to the school
- An outer zone to filter out pollution
- New buildings that work together with the existing listed building
- The provision of new flexible space for school and community events
- New classrooms built to 21st century standards
- Maximum external space for social, play and educational activity
- High sustainability for the future
- A creative environment for children, staff and the community
- Adaptability for future needs and environmental improvements
- Continuity with the original building
Soon you will be able to have a go at creating your own alternative design. Here is a YouTube video of the Minecraft model. Ready to have a go yourself? Download the Minecraft files, in zip form, by clicking on this text. If we aren't careful, the kids will design it for us!
Examples of this type of refurbishment, as alternative to relocation, have been compiled by Alan Wright into a set of display boards to accompany the Lady Bay School exhibition boards - see next section.