Cleeve Meadow – Projects

Cleeve Meadow

Client: The Kemnal Academies Trust
Sector: Education
SEN
Size: 120 places / secondary and sixth form entry
Value: £11 million
Location: Kent
Status: In Progress
Internal Team: Catherine Mulley
Alice Parker
Clare Cade
Craig Helliwell
Tania Croghan

This dedicated teaching facility will provide specialist education for children and young people with Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD) and Autism. It comprises teaching classrooms, a range of therapy suites, a multi-use hall, a Performing Arts Centre and a full-size all-weather pitch.

Use of the Performing Arts Centre will be shared with the existing secondary school and the all-weather pitch will be available for community use. An external courtyard provides space for sheltered outdoor therapy / learning, while a glazed circulation route encloses the courtyard for views and ease of access.

The over-riding design aims for this project were to create a high-quality new building that responds to its locality and one that provides a calm environment for pupils and staff.