Bulwell Academy, part of the Building Schools for the Future programme and sponsored by Edge Education Foundation, replaces the Henry Mellish and River Leen Schools in the north of the City. Faithful+Gould provided: Project management of design phase, cost management and authority's representative. This new 2 storey, 11,500m2 school will accommodate 800 11 to 16 year olds and 250 post-16 students.
The new buildings will provide facilities fit for a 21st Century education. The entrance will be from the Academy plaza leading the students through into an internal courtyard that creates the heart of the Academy. Designed to ensure a safe and secure environment for all students and staff, the academy will offer learning zones with rooms of different sizes and independent learning areas for individual or small group work. The design of the academy ensures that there will be access for all regardless of any special needs.