Pleckgate BSF, Blackburn

  • Masterplan © BDP

  • Concept diagram for adjacency with inside school

  • Sketch © BDP

Pleckgate BSF, Blackburn

BDP designed a new high school building and school grounds up to planning as part of the Blackburn BSF programme.

Throughout the project Sally was lead landscape architect for designing the outdoor environment, from themed learning gardens and social spaces to the wider school grounds. The school’s specialism in Maths and Science was expressed throughout the spaces with science gardens and terraced teaching gardens set on an Archimedes spiral. The wider school grounds were also enriched with a trail which allowed for development of physical fitness, cycling proficiency and creative pods to explore curriculum and habitat.

With a strong emphasis on creating outdoor learning spaces the scheme received a CABE excellent grade for its landscape proposals.