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We think about buildings differently. Not just how they look and function – but the positive experiences they create for their people and communities, and how they can benefit the environments around them.

As a certified B Corporation, we’re part of a global community applying this philosophy to every part of our business, from governance to the way we measure success.

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News | 1st February 2024

And the results are in: Measuring in-use performance

Our Sustainability Lead Simon Beaumont-Orr discusses how we are monitoring the in-use performance of a new secondary school over a three-year Soft Landings process to assess if the building is performing as designed. As an industry, we’re getting to grips with the targets we should be pursuing when it comes to building performance, going far […]

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Insights | 24th January 2024

Designing an SEN School: What We’ve Learned So Far

ADP works across many mainstream and specialist schools. This experience has shown us the essential role that architecture and design can play in making schools more inclusive and accessible to a much greater proportion of the pupil population, including neurodivergent pupils. Simple, carefully considered changes can have an almost immediate effect. Of course, each child […]

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News | 15th December 2023

Construction completes at Bloxham Grove Academy

We celebrated the handover of the new Bloxham Grove Academy this week.  ADP designed the new SEN school for students aged 7–18 years old with a complex range of special educational needs and disabilities. These include primary needs of Autistic Spectrum Condition, Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs, and Cognition and Learning difficulties.  We worked […]

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“Working with ADP is a real pleasure. We have a longstanding relationship, and this was a particularly challenging brief. It’s a fabulous space.”

– Steve Gilley, Director of Estates at the University of Leeds