Brecon High School
Set within a designated area of outstanding beauty, and against the unique backdrop of the Black Mountains, the new £22m Brecon High School in Wales will see the existing 1950’s school replaced with new school buildings fit to meet the demands of education in the 21st century.
Targeting BREEAM Excellent, with a passivhaus principles approach, the school’s location has informed its design which currently comprises three teaching areas together with a main hall, sports hall, studio, Learning Resource Centre and 6th Form. The elevations are designed to reflect the sensitives of designing with the National Parks and feature a natural stone façade.
The County Council have recognised the need to improve the secondary school infrastructure for some time and the replacement school is a key part plans to ensure pupils in the Brecon community are taught in buildings that are fit for purpose.
The scheme has been featured in Building magazine which can be viewed here.