Debenham High School
CE Special Academy, Suffolk
Role: Funding bid, Design and Project Management
Scope: Extension and Alteration
Client: Debenham High School
Value: £1 million
OWL Architects obtained planning consent for a new drama studio and classrooms in 2012. Alongside this, detail designs for other alteration and refurbishment works in the wider school were prepared for a programme of improvements to be in part grant funded and in part financed by other means. Failure to obtain capital funding expanded OWL’s appointment to appraise the school’s existing operational and accommodation needs and prepare a more focused report for the next round of DfE funding. This identified spatial shortcomings in a number of areas and informed changes to the scope and presentation of the project. Whilst implementation of some works is on going a new funding bid is to be submitted towards the end of 2013.