Heltwate School – Jubilee Building

Heltwate School is a mixed school which caters for pupils aged 5 to 19 with moderate to severe learning difficulties and medical needs. The Jubilee Building has provided additional and much-needed special education places for children living in Peterborough.

This project was developed on a brownfield site (formally the Silver Jubilee Pub) which was a dangerous and partially collapsed building which was a haven for antisocial behaviour and drug-use for many years. Now it is home to a new school building, educating children within the local area with special education needs, addressing the need for much-needed public spaces whilst also completely transforming the immediate local area.

R G Carter were selected to complete the Heltwate Jubilee Building new building project, funded by Peterborough City Council. This scheme was developed via a single stage tender to allow for the relocation of early years students into a fit for purpose building and release space in the main school. This consequently allowed for a smaller pupil numbers in individual classrooms, benefiting their education.

R G Carter delivered a two-storey new building, the ground floor covering 830m2 and 630m2 on the first floor, which incorporated five class room spaces, a hall, sensory, therapy and hygiene rooms, outdoor covered play spaces and soft play areas together with associated alterations and installation of new mechanical, electrical and public health services, we also installed a new enclosed walkway and associated external works, drainage and fencing improvements.

This project was registered to the Considerate Constructors Scheme and achieved a fantastic score of 43, with full marks in the ‘Respect for the Community’ section.

Peterborough City Council
April 2023
Hamson Barron Smith

Carter Design Group
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