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Pioneer School, Basildon

13 November 2012

Pioneer School
Pioneer caters for children and young adults with a wide range of profound disabilities. 

The project enhanced the existing architecture while adding state-of-the-art facilities. The new building offers a mini-enterprise area which consists of a café, shop and IT drop-in area. A ‘virtual learning environment’ allows staff to create 'real-life environments' for students to safely practice and develop key skills. In addition, there are two art and design rooms, a learning resource centre, a food technology room, a performance space and a music room.


Externally, the landscaping has been designed to enable learning outdoors. There is an external dance area constructed from a sponge-type flooring, a covered performance space, a practical garden, a quiet garden, a creative garden and a kitchen garden.

Vital statistics
  • Site area: 27,750 m2
  • Floor area: 1,103m2
  • Number of students: 240
  • Age of students: 3-19
  • Start date: June 2010
  • Completion date: May 2012
Project details
  • Building design: Bryant Harvey Partnership 
  • Structural design: Skanska Technology
  • Services design: Skanska Rashleigh Weatherfoil/HBS
  • Landscape design: Wynne-Williams
  • ICT design: RM
  • Construction: Skanska Construction