Robert Owen Academy
As the first vocational school and co-operative academy in the UK, the Robert Owen Academy was offering students an innovative vocational learning experience. With budget and time constraints, the academy needed a cost-saving solution that could be delivered quickly and efficiently without compromising on quality.
Demonstrating the flexibility and re-usability of our products, we repurposed 58 modules that were used at the Olympic Park. With concrete floors and high ceilings, the existing structure was easily adapted into a workshop, practical teaching areas and classroom space.
The structural frames were re-cladded with modern microprofiled cladding and trimmed in colours to complement the brick skin and slate roof of the existing school building, creating a bespoke fit for the school.
- Tight budget required an innovative, cost-saving solution
- As an addition to existing school grounds, it was important that the finish fitted in with original buildings
- The temporary solution needed to be delivered with full design life and to a permanent building standard.
Our creative and innovative solutions allowed Robert Owen Academy to keep within their budget, without the need to compromise on quality. Installed on site within 12 weeks, the flexibility of the reconfiguration allowed for bespoke teaching spaces to be delivered at speed.
The building contained practical teaching areas, with the front elevation incorporating vocational training retail spaces. The flexibility to reclad the modules allowed for the building to fit in seamlessly with existing facilities.