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  • Dobson House
  • Northumbrian Way
  • Killingworth
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • NE12 6QW
  • Darlington Office
  • The Beehive
  • Lingfield Point
  • Mcmullen Road
  • Darlington
  • DL1 1YN
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Aeriel CGI visualisation of Keelmans Way School and surrounding landscape design Glass facade and signage to Keelmans Way School visitors entrance Internal street connecting the class blocks at Keelmans Way School


Keelman’s Way School is a special school for 130 children aged between 2 and 19 years with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), severe learning difficulties (SLD), and autistic spectrum conditions (ASC).

The design responds to its urban and social contexts creating public and private blocks. A formal masonry two storey block to Victoria Road to the south contrasts with a more informal class base block to the north which is fluid, glazed and colourful.

The two blocks are connected by an internal street which contains the foyer, and social and dining spaces for both children and the community. Pods within the street house flexible specialist learning spaces which display and celebrate the creative work of the school.

Keelmans Way School parti diagram