Woodview Campus in Plymouth is a pioneering design, shaped on the basis of inclusion and access for all. The 'Through School Learning Campus' brings together primary, secondary, physical disability and early years facilities.
The PD Special School and hostel, a 'school within a school', effectively caters for 75 disabled students from nursery to secondary school age.
'Post occupancy at Wood View has meant that all partners share exciting and inspirational purpose built environments. They thrive in the collaborative and inclusive campus spaces that continuously enable positive interaction' - John Butcher - Director, Woodview
Through dedicated stakeholder and contractor engagement, the design reflects each individual facility's requirements whilst producing a campus which facilitates future changes in curriculum and staff by adaptable, flexible and sustainable solutions through careful space planning and material specification. Colocation has benefited the campus community by promoting knowledge sharing and expertise across the facilities. Learning and social spaces are shared amongst the schools on the site.
Sensitive landscaping has created inspired formal and informal play areas, habitat areas with access for all, outdoor education areas to promote open-air curriculum teaching, imaginative and innovative playgrounds, a labyrinth and sensory garden, along with numerous sports facilities and links to the adjacent woodland reserve in collaboration with Sports England and the Woodland Trust respectively.
The wider community benefits from this campus by the provision of facilities open to the community after school hours such as sports facilities, a refurbished youth centre and adult teaching spaces.