Beaucroft College


Dorset Council


Wimborne, Dorset


The expansion of Beaucroft College, a new Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) School including a new life skills building and community workshop.

Three existing school buildings have been retrofitted to reach current building regulation standards, reducing carbon emissions. A new 68m² classroom has been designed using Passivhaus principles with an insulated slab, a factory cut timber frame, clad in sustainable cladding. Reducing carbon emissions to the existing buildings has been achieved by drylining all external walls with insulation and an airtight layer, and by replacing all single glazed units with double glazing.

The landscape design considers existing site conditions providing a cost-effective and exciting new space for the school and community.