A development by Wokingham Borough Council to expand Addington School, a SEND school for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities was completed in Summer 2020.
The 1000 sq m expansion of the Ofsted-rated ‘outstanding’ school includes a single storey teaching block with three education classrooms, a training kitchen, an enhanced classroom for Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities, a common area and dining hall extension. The project will boost the School’s capacity to more than 260 pupils and help Wokingham Borough Council meet its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.
Working on SEND School places requires special consideration of cognition and learning, as well as safe spaces and sufficient sensory stimulation.
Apteriors worked alongside HLM Architects, who designed the building, and Reds10, who delivered the project via off-site construction to fit out the new spaces.
When working on the School’s SEND spaces, our designers took into consideration cognition and learning with special needs when proposing furniture, being mindful of behavioural and social needs, allowing sufficient space to learn, safe spaces to calm down and a broad spectrum of sensory rooms, where relevant.
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