After more than a decade of pursuing funding to upgrade their outdated 1950’s building, in 2019 Newquay Tretherras School proudly opened the doors to a new, state-of-the-art teaching block. Funded through the Government’s Priority School Building Programme, the new building, named The Quay, includes 24 specialist classrooms for teaching Maths, English, PE and Computer Science, an activity studio, changing facilities and offices. The Quay also includes a multi-purpose hall, incorporating a new canteen, which can be transformed into a theatre to seat 300 students for assemblies and performances.
This modern learning environment has been designed to sit harmoniously in its surroundings, with regards to both its eye-catching aesthetic redolent of Cornwall’s seaside heritage and its focus on operational efficiency. This led to the specification of a Kingspan Facade System with a Shingle rainscreen to frame the main entrance, and elevations of Mini-Micro Architectural Wall Panels from Kingspan Insulated Panels in a coastal colour palette