The development of an exemplar Academy scheme with the highest architectural and environmental credentials

The site, formerly currently occupied by Falmer High School and now known as the Brighton Aldridge Community Academy, a 1960s school of no particular architectural merit, has been transformed. The previous school buildings have been replaced by a modern purpose-built education building which was designed with the Academy’s specialisms in mind: sport and entrepreneurship.

This scheme features a range of sustainable measures to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating. The Academy has a green roof and is predicted to achieve a 20% saving in carbon emissions. The scheme also incorporates rainwater and greywater harvesting as well as passive design measures to reduce solar gain and allow natural ventilation.

This scheme was granted approval by the Planning Committee in October 2009 meeting a timescale to occupy the new buildings for the start of the 2011/2012 school year.