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Project Breakdown 

British Council for School Environments Award 2009 – Winner

Merchants’ Academy is a 12,000sqm secondary school in South Bristol built under the Government’s Academies programme. The school accommodates approximately 1,000 pupils aged 11 to 18.

The school has six separate pavilions opening onto a cloister around a secure courtyard play area. The ‘heart’ building at the main entrance contains the school’s office functions, music and drama departments and dining and assembly halls.

The design has a strong sustainable focus; using natural ventilation, daylighting and passive heat sinks to keep energy usage low, achieving a ‘Very Good’ BREEAM rating.

Project Result

“The stunning buildings and excellent resourcing provide a high quality learning environment.”

Merchant’s Academy

Merchants’ Academy shows that the right resources and approach can produce great projects which we can be proud of. Try Goddard (Client)

Project Specification

£20 million
2007 - 2008
Ian Jenkins
Try Goddard, Chief Executive, British Council for School Environments (BCSE)