We are delighted to report that North Norfolk District Council has given the go ahead for an exciting new building at Gresham’s School in Norfolk.
Financed by a generous donation from former Gresham’s pupil, Sir James Dyson, the Dyson building aims to revolutionise the teaching of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics at Gresham’s by creating an inspiring new cross-disciplinary learning environment.
Daniel Connal Partnership is project manager and quantity surveyor on the scheme, which is being designed by international award winning architects Wilkinson Eyre.
Located at the heart of the Gresham’s school site, the striking light steel framing structure has been designed to create a feeling of openness, and utilises highly insulated facade cladding and a thermally efficient glazing system. Also showcasing green technology, the landscaping and planting design includes green walls and green louvres to provide solar shading.
Equipped with state of the art technology, the new building incorporates classrooms, laboratories, workshops and flexible-use open-plan common areas which can also be used as outside teaching spaces. The ethos of the building recognises the importance of collaboration between disciplines and the sharing of ideas in social learning spaces.
Senior Partner, Robert Dale, commented, “The education sector is very important to us as a practice and we are delighted to be part of the team delivering this high profile, exciting and innovative scheme for Gresham’s.”
DCP is very proud to have worked on a number of projects with Gresham’s School, including the award winning Britten Building, the Bourdillon Tower activity centre and several Boarding House accommodation extension and refurbishment schemes.
Construction of the Dyson building will start at Easter, with completion scheduled for September 2021