The refurbishment and expansion of Fullhurst Community College provides teaching accommodation for 600 pupils in years 7 and 8 and will enable it to deliver a full educational curriculum on the site.





Leicester City Council

The development of the site includes the refurbishment of the traditional 1920s built brick structure, the demolition of various extensions around the site, single storey new build portions and a new two storey teaching block towards the rear of the site. The new teaching accommodation includes 21 new classrooms, three science labs, a music room, food and design technology workshops, and drama studio.


The flat roof of the new classroom block has been fitted with 274 photovoltaic panels. The clean energy produced will help the school cut its CO2 emissions by the equivalent of 33,000 kg per year. The new panels will also help the school significantly reduce its energy bills and the system is expected to have paid for itself in about eight to ten years.


In the central area of the site a courtyard has been provided that includes an external canopy with seating, a table tennis area and a planting area. This area links through to an external playground space sited in the north east corner of the site.

The site has been set out so that all vehicular movement takes place along the northern part of the site, with the southern part of the site has been set out for pedestrian access.


The retained traditional single-storey structure facing Ellesmere Road consists of a red facing brick facade, with new white aluminium framed windows and plain roofing tiles.


The new build elements have been faced with a contrasting dark coloured brick and a grey/blue coloured standing seam metal cladding system. Window openings to the new build portions of the development have been framed with a dark grey coloured aluminium frame.


An area of soft landscaping has been included along the boundary at the rear of the site which features new trees planted to help screen the development from the neighbouring properties.