Replacing two existing schools and overlooking the Milford Haven Estuary, Gelliswick School opened its doors to 562 pupils last year.
The £8m school was designed by Austin-Smith:Lord, is rated BREEAM Excellent and houses a County Complex Needs Unit and also a Flying Start facility in addition to community spaces, as it focuses on learning across all age ranges.
The main hall and library are central to the school’s design and with an aim to make the most of the beautiful outlook, thanks to the natural beauty of the area, classrooms are all set with large windows so that everyone, no matter what age, can enjoy the setting.
With such large windows, ensuring that heat and light are well managed is very important in order for pupils to achieve their very best! Swanmac was instructed by contractor Wilmott Dixon to install child-safe vertical blinds to all classrooms. These blinds ensure that there are no loosely dangling cords or chains, making the operation of these blinds safe for everyone.
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