Waverley School

Birmingham. 2013

  • Project Details
  • Completion: 2013
  • Cost: £17.5 Million
  • Clients: Lend Lease

Set within the context of the largest, most progressive BSF programme in the country, Waverley School combines research into the nature of learning clusters and open plan learning in order to set standards for subsequent waves of Birmingham’s BSF schools. Three multi-storey finger-like blocks – connected by stepped landscape terraces and glazed bridges above – are placed side-by-side on a sloping site. The central block is higher than those either side to announce the civic presence of the school while the outer edge blocks are scaled down to sit more comfortably with their suburban neighbours. Inside, self-contained learning clusters defined by year group or specialist subject are positioned in pairs according to adjacency requirements. Integrating 630 primary, 900 secondary and 64 special needs pupils with shared-use community facilities and a range of outdoor spaces, the project is the first all-through school in the city.

  • Awards
  • RIBA National Award for Architecture 2014
  • RIBA Regional Award for Architecture 2014

Civic Trust 2015 Regional Finalists Revealed

02/12/2014

Civic Trust 2015 Regional Finalists Revealed

Three AHMM education projects – Waverley School, Burntwood School and ARK All Saints Academy and Highshore School – have been announced as Regional Finalists of the 2015 Civic Trust Awards. The full list of Regional Finalists, as well as information about the subsequent award stages (announced in January and March) can be found on the Civic Trust Awards website.
 



 

National RIBA Award for Waverley School

19/06/2014

National RIBA Award for Waverley School

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) announced the winners of this year’s RIBA Awards, with Waverley School on the prestigious list. Set within the context of the largest, most progressive BSF programme in the country, Waverley School in Birmingham combines research into the nature of learning clusters and open plan learning to integrate 630 primary, 900 secondary and 64 special needs places with shared-use community facilities and a range of outdoor spaces.
 



 

Waverley 6th Form Wins Planning

21/08/2012

Waverley 6th Form Wins Planning

Birmingham City Council has approved planning permission for Waverley 6th Form Centre. 


The 6th Form Centre is to be located on the same campus as Waverley School, currently under construction, and will allow the original Birmingham vision for the development of an all through school to come to fruition.


The 6th Form Centre is incorporated as a deliberate and purposeful addition to the existing school master plan. It will utilise many of the materials and details of the main Waverley School, whilst its position, entrance and internal layout will allow an independent and flexible teaching base for A-Levels.


The school will be completed in April 2013.



 

Waverley School Topping Out Ceremony

29/06/2012

Waverley School Topping Out Ceremony

Today was the topping out ceremony for Waverley School in Birmingham.


The event was attended by the AHMM team, Ann Andersen; Deputy Head, Kamal Hanif; Principle of Waverley School and Paul Monaghan; Director of AHMM (see picture above).


Waverley School is part of Birmingham’s Building Schools for the Future Programme and will be the first all-through school in the city. The project integrates 630 primary pupils, 900 secondary pupils and 64 pupils with special education needs under one roof and organised around a series of carefully located learning clusters.


The school will be completed in April 2013.



 

Waverley School Reaches Financial Close

19/08/2011

Waverley School Reaches Financial Close

Waverley School - part of Birmingham’s Building Schools for the Future Programme - has reached Financial Close and will start on site in early September.


The project integrates 630 primary pupils, 900 secondary pupils and 64 pupils with special education needs under one roof and organised around a series of carefully located learning clusters. Each cluster contains large social learning zones and large external terraces which will provide flexible dynamic learning spaces.


The school will be completed in 2013.




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