Brecon High School

Brecon High School


Powys County Council / BAM

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The Brief

A rare example of a new secondary school in a National Park and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The brief and design development involved extensive engagement with Powys County Council, Brecon Beacons National Park Planning Authority and members of the public.


Our concept for this 750 place secondary school with sixth form draws upon the simple, bold forms of traditional stone and modern barns in the National Park.

The spatial arrangement and orientation provides students, staff and visitors with a secure and engaging environment and spectacular views of the Brecon Beacons.

“I'm delighted that pupils and staff have moved into Brecon High School's new building.

Providing high quality teaching and learning environments is part of our Vision 2025 and this fantastic facility will provide pupils and staff with a significantly improved learning environment.

I'm sure that pupils and staff will thrive in their new learning environment and I wish them all the best now that they have moved into their new building."

Lynette Lovell, Interim Head of Education


Our design for this BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rated school provides a range of flexible teaching spaces to suit different learning styles and pedagogical approaches and was designed using ‘Passivhaus’ principles.


7,500 sq m (80,730 sq ft)
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