Woodlands School in Luton

A brighter place for pupils

Creating the optimum learning environment for young people with special needs

When pupils have profound and multiple learning difficulties, creating a welcoming, bright and airy learning environment is even more important. VELUX Modular Skylights provided the perfect solution for the new £3.5 million Woodlands School development.

At the heart of the development is a new state of the art extension. It features a central court atrium space filled with natural light and fresh air on demand, thanks to the perfectly controllable climate provided by the VELUX Modular Skylights.

Pupils and staff move through the atrium on their way to each class and therapy session, motivated by the pleasant atmosphere.

"The client and design team are delighted with the VELUX Modular Skylight assembly which was coordinated and completed on programme with the helpful assistance of the technical design team and approved specialist subcontractor.

The VELUX Modular Skylight is an extremely elegant, well designed and detailed product and one that I would have no hesitation in recommending to other architectural practices, or indeed for inclusion on our future schools projects.

Andy Jackson,
Design Team, Luton Borough Council

The collaborative partners:

  • Design solution by the architect, Luton Borough Council 
  • Watson & Cox Construction Ltd. 
  • Roofglaze 
  • Project compleeted in July 2015

The solution 

  • installed the 25˚ pitch VELUX Ridgelight consisting of: 40 fixed modules, 8 smoke venting modules with motor 
  • A total af 48 Ridgelight modules 
  • All modules measure 1000 x 1800 mm