Brislington Enterprise College
A community of schools within one campus
A new secondary, sixth form and special needs school has been built to replace the existing BEC 1960’s campus as a part of the Building Schools for the Future programme for Bristol. Close consultation between Bristol City Council, the PFI Contractor, local residents and parents enabled the project to be as inclusive as possible at every stage of the design and construction process.
The site is sandwiched between the existing BEC campus and the edge of the green belt, which remains open during the build.
The school is arranged over two floors in a crescent of buildings along an internal street. A sports hall and assembly building act as bookends to the scheme, with classroom groupings located to the quieter side of the site.
High environmental objectives are met through almost complete natural ventilation, a biomass boiler and rainwater harvesting system.
Delivered in association with Wilkinson Eyre Architects.