Facility for Learners with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (LLDD)

Design and build of a new single storey building (approximately 872m²); providing specialist teaching accommodation together with associated external works and services.

The new Supported Learning Centre at Merrist Wood College will provide a safe and secure learning environment for up to 64 students with severe and complex learning, social and communication difficulties and challenging behaviour that may also have a physical disability.

The following student facilities were created:

  • Reception and transport area
  • High quality sensory room
  • Specially equipped classrooms which have their own garden areas
  • Sensory garden and communal garden area
  • Independent living area/kitchen
  • Therapy room to carry out speech and language, occupational and behaviour therapy
  • Group room
  • A central communal area for students
  • Learning Resource area
  • Disabled toilet and wet room facility including changing facilities