Cowes Secondary School
Total precast secondary school. Cowes Pathfinder Secondary School facilities are not only for the pupils use but also the public. The project includes an all-weather floodlit sports pitch, a 650-seat conference centre, multi-use games areas and outdoor amphitheatre.
Built with consideration for the environment, the building itself will be a maximum of two stories high, and aims to be less intrusive than other elements of the current site. It will have heating and hot water supplied by a biomass plant and make maximum use of natural ventilation and lighting. The innovative educational facilities include a central atrium designed to inspire learning, external and internal courtyards and spaces offering both social and learning areas. There's also a rooftop conference area for staff and pupils. A project value of £8.3 million.