As part of a £7.4 million school investment program approved by Hampshire County Council, Bordon Infant and Junior School is one of three primary schools in the area to receive funding which will see the classroom offering extended in order to cater for the rising demand of school places in the area.
R-LA has been appointed from inception to completion and has devised a landscape scheme that copes with the increased traffic from the school expansion without compromising on outdoor space for the children. The proposal also boasts external classrooms, and nature-based SuDS solutions in the form of rain gardens and bioretention planters which provide opportunities for the educational curriculum.
R-LA is honoured to work with schools up and down the country bringing nature-based solutions to play areas. Many children are prevented from enjoying their playgrounds due to heavy rainfall, and with extreme weather increasing due to climate change, this is only going to happen more frequently if effective water management is not implemented. Teaching pupils about water management and the environment is crucial. SuDS is not only about water quantity but it is also about quality and the role the nature based solutions plays in reducing pollution and increasing biodiversity.
Client: Hamphire County Council and Mace Group