Civic Trust Award

St Luke's School, Wolverhampton | Architype

Completed in 2009 St Luke's is a 2 form entry school with community facilities. The building is designed to achieve a very high standard of sustainability, including very low energy consumption, sustainably sourced materials and a BREEAM Excellent rating. The project has had an ecological focus throughout the design process, maximising the use of daylight, natural ventilation and thermal comfort.
The building was designed through a dynamic process of user consultation which creatively engaged children, staff, parents, head teacher and governors in a series of design workshops. This led to a radical agenda and plan for the building in which a whole series of specialist rooms and corridors are organised into shared activity hub spaces around which the classrooms are grouped.

Source: Sustainability West Midlands