Portfolio Category: Public / Community

Primary School Expansion

Thinking Buildings were commissioned by Beard for Gloucestershire County Council for a significant expansion of an existing primary school from 1 to 2 forms of entry, including a new integrated 60 place nursery facility, 6 further key stage 1 classrooms,  new main hall, new entrance and administrative...
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Post 16 Centre

Both of Thinking Buildings directors were fundamentally involved in the design and delivery of this modern educational building whilst at a previous practice. The building has strong environmental credentials, being highly insulated, with natural ventilation stacks and a bio-mass boiler to provide heating....
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Learning Resource Centre

The building was designed in collaboration with the Institute of Energy & Sustainable Development (IESD)to be fully naturally ventilated using thermal mass, night cooling and generous volumes to moderate internal temperatures. A significant design feature of the building is the exposed timber framed roof...
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Visitors Centre

Low energy wetlands visitor centre for the Bucks, Berks & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) located in a former Chalk quarry in Bulborne, near Tring. The building uses a number of sustainable materials in it’s construction including internal rammed earth chalk walls, Kerto timber structural...
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