OPUN Schools – Design Support for Schools
OPUN offers high quality yet affordable design support services for schools receiving Priority Schools Building Programme funding.
Good design of school environments matters. Well-designed schools help improve pupils’ performance and behaviours. Great design enhances the experiences of everyone involved in school life. You need to involve the people who will use the school, talking to teachers, pupils and parents about what they want, and giving everyone the chance to express themselves creatively and understand how buildings work.
Successful school design is best achieved when your school has clear vision and fully understand your own needs. This enables you to operate confidently as a client to effectively collaborate with designers and contractors. OPUN can help your school get the very best value for money from your PSBP funding and create a great learning environment.
OPUN Schools Support offers a range of creative solutions options to help your school, whether you are adapting current buildings of creating new ones. Our team of creative design support experts can help in the following ways:
Enabling the creation of a vision for your new buildings and spaces
Facilitating consultation with staff, pupils, parents, other funders, in creative ways
Supporting staff to integrate the design – build process into the curriculum to add value
Project planning and management support
Planning support – Design Review from our impartial panel
Fundraising support through advocacy and enabling the school build links with local community partners
We have CRB compliant practitioners on our team and offer access to the region’s best architects and design support professionals to ensure your school can maximise your funding. You can see some of our work with schools below:
OPUN enabled the Academy and photographer/digital artist Paula Moss to plan the use of new space resulting...
Tubespace at Lady Manners School, Bakewell, Derbyshire OPUN enabled artist Walter Jack and students at Lady...