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(UK) Gateshead: New $16M special school for 170 has "state-of-the-art" design

Nov 24, 2021, Leds Magazine: Overcoming design challenges for Gateshead's new flagship state-of-the-art special school

NE England

The lighting design of Gibside School, Gateshead's new flagship state-of-the-art special needs primary school, wasn’t without its challenges. Vaulted and unique ceiling designs were soon overcome by the design team at Thorn Lighting. The team prepared a full interior and exterior lighting design layout to Wates Construction and McVickers Electrical Contractors for the £12.1 million ($16M) design and build project that was subsequently approved by Gateshead Council. Gibside is a primary school for pupils with a range of special needs (moderate learning disabilities (MLD), severe learning disabilities (SLD), profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) and autism spectrum condition (ASC). The new school accommodates 170 pupils,…


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