BCHS with Crosshill

Update:1st January 2013

Andy Siddall

Note that Phase 2 public art works are now complete to BCHS with Crosshill and other Phase 1 & 2 projects, and so this blog is now closed. Please refer hereafter to 
www.artistcall.net/schools/blackburn-central-high-school-with-crosshill/ which illustrates all the latest Phases 3 & 4 projects and artist residency opportunities (including a potential further phase to BCHS with Crosshill - subject to agreement).

For archived information on Phase 2 BCHS with Crosshill by Andy Siddall, please see archived information below or click on Andy Siddall.


Blackburn Central High School Lead Artist Andy Siddall is collaborating with Witton Park High School  Lead Artist Kathryn Hodgkinson

The artists have now developed their Outline Proposals in conjunction with the school and design team members, and alongside  the Friends of Blakewater College and other local community organisations. From this, a set of emerging themes are now being developed into final Scheme Proposals by the artists for the next stage of detailed and production development.

Andy has now expanded upon a set of his combined first ideas to the school design proposals, and a second and third stage of a creative scoping and scheme designs have followed-on from these initial thoughts. All of these design proposals are downloadable below. The most recent Outline Proposals are towards the top, and relate to design review presentations made on the 2nd August 2011. Above that are individual design proposals:

Click on the Blakewater College and Crosshill School links to access their websites and see the latest news on their BSF merger as a new Blackburn Central High School. In addition to this, students from Beardwood Humanities College, which is closing in 2012, will be transferring to both New East Blackburn Community College and Witton Park. 

Click on YouTube video of East Blackburn below:

Click on download links below for current Blackburn Central project elevations and plan layouts by Nicholas Hare Architects

Second Floor Plans

Refer to plan layouts, elevations and Strategy for Change document hosted on Scribd, plus current 3D visuals below: