Gale & Snowden Architects would like to congratulate the pupils, staff and Governors of Torrington Bluecoat School for achieving such an impressive OFSTED report. 

North Devon Gazette.  10 June 2015

Gale & Snowden were the Architects for the building which was competed in 2006.  The building design follows the practice’s approach to low energy, healthy building design and features: super-insulated timber frame construction; high levels of natural daylight; natural and low VOC materials; and an innovative covered entrance orangery space, amongst an array of educational, ecological and energy efficient measures. 

The project was originally undertaken as part of a community consultation process which reviewed education for all ages in the Torrington area, known as ‘Torrington Vision’.  Gale & Snowden are very proud to be part of the Torrington Vision having also been commissioned to design a series of projects connected to the ‘Vision’ including the Early Years Centre, the Children’s Centre http://www.bluecoat.childrencentre.org, the extension to the Torrington Juniors School and new drama and art departments at Torrington College http://www.gts.devon.sch.uk/index.php  all designed and built over the last two decades with the Community.

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