Kensington Taylor have previously completed a number of projects for Heathfield Community College, including Tacchi Morris Performing Arts Centre, SPACE Performing Arts Centre and the recent Autism Centre completed in 2012.
Kensington Taylor won a competition through Futures for Somerset to undertake a strategic scoping to produce a robust, viable master-plan for Heathfield School, a Secondary and Post-16 education school with a wide catchment area. With the school needing to expand even more, it was necessary for the local Authority and School to identify the needs and shortfalls on the site.
The Masterplan Study addresses the shortfalls created by the increased supply of housing in the area, together with a general increase in applications arising from the continued academic success of the School.
The masterplan needed to recognise the needs of the school at the Net pupil Capacity of 1350 and 1500.
Kensington have successfully provided the School, Futures for Somerset and Somerset County Council a strategic and affordable way forward, with phased development options which would provide the capacity the school needs for its expansion. The first phase, the necessary teaching accommodation is due for completion in September 2016