Fresh start for Rosehill School

Dale Potts
As part of Nottingham's Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme Rosehill School is having an £8.5 million face lift. On completion the school will provide specially designed facilities for autistic children.

Rosehill is a special needs school in Nottingham, one of the few schools in the country which caters solely for autistic children. Faithful+Gould is delivering technical advisor and authorities' representative services on this project, which will see a radical overhaul of the school's buildings. 75% of the site will be rebuilt and the rest refurbished.

Once work is completed, Rosehill pupils will be able to enjoy dedicated outdoor play areas adapted for their special needs. Each class group will have access to a range of rooms suitable for learning activities or quiet moments, a state of the art sensory room, and a "heart" space where pupils will meet, eat and participate in group activities.

Paula Marritt, senior project manager, comments:

"This exciting project further cements our success with the Nottingham BSF programme. We are proud to be using our expertise on the development of Rosehill, which will help to enhance the quality of schooling for children with special needs in the area."