Bridge Learning Campus

Bristol, UK

This new multi-generational campus, which forms part of the Bristol BSF initiative, ambitiously combines five educational centres – a nursery and primary school, severe learning difficulties unit (SLD), student support centre and vocational college – on one campus. With an overall capacity for 1,685 students, it is the first of its kind in Bristol and one of very fewall-through schools in the UK.

With central catering and administration serving the site from the heart of the campus, each 'school' maintains its identity within the larger whole. Spaces for primary and SLD children are self-contained but benefit from close proximity to the central learning resource centre and music facilities.The sloping site is used to provide a change in scale across the campus, with single-storey primary and SLD facilities at the top of the hill stepping down to more 'civic' two-storey accommodation around the main entrance.