The Department for Education, Southam College and BAM Construction are pleased to share the plans to replace some of the existing accommodation at Southam College with high-quality teaching and communal facilities within a single, efficient and sustainable building, to provide a learning environment that fully reflects the College’s high aspirations
"I believe that the new school buildings which are designed to meet the highest environmental and sustainability standards will be a symbol of how much we value our students, staff and wider community and help to raise expectations that anything is possible."Ranjit Samra, Ceo oF Stowe Valley multi academy trust.
The new building will improve the layout of the school through the replacement of some of the existing accommodation within the College site with a single building that will combine teaching and communal facilities. This will create a more coherent built form that sensitively responds to neighbouring uses and makes efficient use of the site. Existing planting and trees along the site boundaries will be retained and supplemented by soft landscaping features to enhance teaching and recreational spaces on site.
The plans also significantly improve on-site bus facilities, providing 8 bus drop-off and pick-up spaces and a large turning area to allow for the efficient movement of vehicles within the school site. The creation of a welcoming courtyard entrance incorporating tree planting and soft landscaping will open up the frontage of the new building, separating pedestrians from the vehicular access to promote pedestrian movement throughout the site.
During the construction process, the College site will remain fully operational and all work will be carefully managed to ensure the efficient operation of the site and wider area. The work is expected to be completed October 2024.
The following consultation slides illustrate the development proposals that are being prepared for the school.