Learning Spaces

Brief Encounters

Three Bridges Academy, designed by architects Scott Brownrigg, has received numerous plaudits in the short time since it opened its doors in September 2018. Here Gareth Long of consultants the-learning-crowd explains how the school instructed the design team via an Education Design Brief.

It all started with a phone call. The caller, the Business Manager of what was then called Rydens Enterprise School and Sixth Form Centre in Hersham, announced that the school was going to sell some land and wanted to build a new school. Furthermore, the value of the land in South West London enabled them to be ambitious and innovative.
The school had heard of our company “the-learning-crowd” in the context of providing education support to new school design projects and asked, “Basically what do you do?” was followed on with “Can’t we just leave all aspects of the school design to the architects?”

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