Yavneh College is a Jewish faith school with very specific design issues including security, its image in the local community and how the building addresses very particular needs for dining, worship and ritual.
The college’s inherited buildings stood derelict for a decade. They were neither compatible with the school’s special cultural needs nor had capacity to address the demands of a 21st Century learning environment.
A long term masterplan for the site enabled some buildings to be demolished and new buildings to be constructed in phases determined by the incremental growth of the school.
A new entrance block including specialist teaching, learning resource centre and dining provides a new identity at the front of the school, while the existing facilities offer general classroom space.
Starting with just 60 students in the first year, the school has grown to over 1000, and now offers an ’outstanding’ education environment.