The new school is a flagship project to create a radical new primary school at the heart of the Blakenhall regeneration area of Wolverhampton. The design approach for St Luke’s School was developed through close consultation with the existing school and community.
The landscape focuses on maximising space for recreational exercise and learning. The organic shape of the play areas along with different surface textures and colours create stimulating and interesting places for creative play.
Improving biodiversity on site through native planting has created new habitats for wildlife and for interactive learning. Productive planting and raised beds provide the school with an opportunity to grow their own fruit, vegetables and herbs - a unique tool for education.
The project has a strong emphasis on sustainability both within the building and landscape.
Achieved a BREEAM ‘EXCELLENT’ rating (The first school to reach this rating)
RIBA, Sorrell Foundation Schools Award, 2010
Civic Trust Award 2010
RIBA regional award 2010
BCSE Sustainable School of the Year Award 2010
Quality in Construction Awards:
Project of the Year under £10 million 2010
Environmental Project of the Year 2010
Judges Overall Supreme Award 2010
Client: Wolverhampton City Council
Site Area: 17635m2