Completion of New SEN Block at Bradfields Academy

Bailey Partnership

Assisting Medway Council in the delivery its SEN provision across the region


Bradfields Academy is located in the Medway Towns and is an innovative, forward-looking specialist SEND provision which provides education for students who experience a co-morbidity of complex learning disabilities and difficulties [CLDD]. This includes: speech, language, emotional, sensory, physical and autistic spectrum disabilities. 

Working with both Medway Council and the Academy, Bailey Partnership provided multidisciplinary services to deliver this expansion project, including;

  •  12 Additional general teaching classrooms
  •  4 Small teaching rooms
  •  2 Activity spaces, Pupils changing rooms small storage room
  •  1 Library
  •  1 Staff room 
  •  Accessible WC and Pupils WCs
  •  Storage Rooms
  •  Entrance lobby with two storey circulation and a passenger lift
  •  Additional car parking with EV charging
  •  External Architectural landscaping

This was constructed onsite in 8 months, using a Cross Laminated Timber frame solution (CLT), being one of the greenest modern construction systems currently available.

Coupled with energy-efficient MEP systems, the new building minimises its impact on the environment, both during construction and in use. CLT was considered to be the ideal solution for the project as it provides a fast, accurate and reliable structural base onto which the building finishes could be applied.