Outdoor spaces were designed with purpose and meaning at the new Oakmoor School in Bordon.
Reducing internal floor space and ensuring students and staff benefit from time outdoors during the day, the configuration of the school includes external teaching space, outdoor dining areas and open air performance and assembly space.
In collaboration with contractor Kier Construction, Broxap was commissioned to design, manufacture and install a series of shelters and canopies to ensure the outdoor spaces can be utilised all year round.
This was complemented by an extensive suite of school site furniture to further support the collegiate campus design.
Replacing what was Mill Hill Academy, the £30 million 900-place Oakmoor School was designed by Hampshire County Council with four separate buildings around a central courtyard.
Broxap created seven canopies based on the contemporary Burntwood design along with two Newcastle shelters.
These were utilised throughout the campus to create shaded socialising and dining space, entrance canopies, walkway as well as outdoor classrooms.
Due to the design of the school, which replaced the former Mill Chase Academy in the town, our project management teams employed specialist equipment such as spider cranes to lift components into place.
In addition to the courtyard canopies, our teams built a timber clad cycle shelter which was in keeping with the sustainable design and high architectural quality of the project.
Broxap’s Litchard street furniture range including picnic tables and benches proved the ideal match to the aesthetics of the surrounding buildings, along with contemporary Budworth litter bins.
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