Linwood School

New Classroom Building

Bournemouth, Dorset

The new two-storey classroom development provides a bespoke learning environment to accommodate up to 48 young people with severe and complex needs. Constructed by Modulek UK the building uses the latest off-site construction techniques and features a mono-pitch roof and timber cladding.
During the construction phase Footprint Architects used the latest 3D modelling software to present an augmented reality workshop with pupils. Wearing high resolution VR headsets the children were able to explore their new learning space whilst they were still being constructed.
The project was completed in July 2017.
modular school new build with vertical timber cladding perspective photo
front entrance to new school with timber cladding


‘An excellent , professional service’ – Julie Jeanes, Headteacher

Pupils Virtual Tour of Design Pre-Construction:

‘Fascinating. it felt like it was real life.’
‘It was good to be able to look around the building.’
‘It had good graphics. It was cool’
‘It was nice to see where the furniture is going to be.’
‘It was good because we are one of the only schools in the UK to use it.’

school play area with timber clad building and geodesic dome
classroom with students and lesson underway
activity room with teachers and students
school corridor with vinyl flooring and teal feature wall colour
classroom with lesson underway students and teachers
school design concept sketch