Discovery Academy

A new 11,000 sq m academy school

Infrastructure & Civil Engineering

  • With a capital cost £20 million, Discovery Academy was one of 18 school buildings in the Stoke on Trent City Council £270 million Building Schools for the Future programme that was supported by Brookbanks.
  • Built on the site of the former Willfield Secondary School, the project required extensive reclamation works as a result of the former coal mining legacy beneath the site.
  • The two-storey building includes flexible teaching spaces and indoor and outdoor sports facilities, including a multi-use games area and an astroturf pitch, which is available for use by local clubs and the wider community.
  • Extensive music facilities were also provided including a performance hall, three drama/music studios, six music practice rooms, a recording studio, control room and music store rooms.
  • Brookbanks Consulting completed civil, structural and highway design works for this flagship project.