Caunton have supplied and erected the steelwork for a new school in the Potteries. The new, and larger, Thistley Hough High School, designed by architect Aedas, engineer Cundall, will accommodate 1,050 pupils aged 11-16. Current school numbers are c 800. The new school will enjoy a Media and Visual Arts specialist status.
The building will house learning, community and leisure facilities which are accessible through a light filled multi-purpose central heart space. Dedicated teaching accommodation sits either side of three three-storey heart spaces. The 500te of structural steel by Caunton efficiently frames this two and three storey building of contemporary design, which itself achieves BREEAM Good.
Thistley Hough High is one of 18 secondary and special schools in Stoke-on-Trent to have new or refurbished buildings as part of the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. Balfour Beatty are the main contractor for this particular school.