The newly built Kingswood College of Arts will have a capacity of 1,350 and remain on its current site. Building work started in April 2011 and the school will open in January 2013. It is being built by the Esteem Consortium, was designed by AHMM and will cost £25 million.
The new Kingswood College of Arts will provide large flexible spaces for student focused learning and make the very best use of latest technology. There will be dining facilities on every floor, excellent sports facilities and a high emphasis on community use. The community will be able to access ICT facilities, a library, crèche, meeting rooms, and fitness and activity areas. Outside learning and performance spaces will be stimulating and attractive such as an horticultural area, science garden and memorial garden and a trim trial and climbing wall.
’This building will provide us with even more wonderful facilities than we already have, but more importantly, will help us make further progress towards our vision for learning – which is based on giving students more control of their own learning and allowing them to develop invaluable skills for life.’
- Nicole Swallow, headteacher
Kingswood is now a Trust school and its art specialism will be reflected in its art rooms, resistant material space and theatre. The theatre, designed in conjunction with advisors from the local theatre scene, will provide space for the school and community to stage productions, seminars and conferences. The building will also include space for family centred services and a business conference zone.
Posted on March 20th, 2013 by SHesslewood
Kingswood Academy has been recognised for its architectural design and shortlisted for a RIBA regional award. It is a fantastic building and some of these pictures below showcase the school at its best: Source: http://www.ahmm.co.uk/projectDetails/63/Kingswood-College-of-Arts (20/3/13)
Posted on March 6th, 2013 by SHesslewood
A £25m secondary school opened its doors in Kingswood in January, offering state-of- the-art education facilities. The new Kingswood Academy has been developed by Hull Esteem Consortium, which is a partnership of Morgan Sindall Construction, Sewell Group and Robertson Capital … Continue reading
Posted on December 1st, 2012 by SHesslewood
The Hull Esteem Consortium is celebrating the near completion of its latest three Building Schools for the Future (BSF) projects. And Hull City’s captain-fantastic Robert Koren will join the celebrations to officially mark the final term in the old buildings … Continue reading
Posted on May 23rd, 2012 by Benjamin Welby
We’ve received the latest construction images from Kingswood College. Keep your eyes on our Flickr page to track ongoing progress on this and the other schools. These images are taken from the set ‘May 2012 (Kingswood College)’ which is hosted on our … Continue reading