St Gabriel’s CofE Academy

vHH were commissioned by Urban & Civic PLC to design a new primary school for their Houlton development in Rugby, which is a new residential scheme of up to 6200 new homes on the site of the former GPO international radio station.

St Gabriel’s Church of England primary school forms a key part of their Section 106 requirements. In order to meet their development programme, U&C elected to deliver the school themselves, in partnership with the Diocese of Coventry and Warwickshire County Council. The school is at the heart of the first phase of development at Houlton.

There are many aspects of the building that are really outstanding and make this a lovely place to work and educate. The comment I hear most is that the school has an incredible sense of space and light. Even on a dull day our classrooms are flooded with natural light, the full height windows, light wells, wide corridors and vision panels all contribute to this. Our children, staff and families are all loving settling in and making use of this fabulous building as they go about the business of learning as a communityAndrew Taylor, Headteacher, St Gabriel’s CofE Primary School

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    • Client Urban & Civic