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His Royal Highness, Prince William, and Catherine Middleton will formally open the Darwen Aldridge Community Academy (DACA) designed by Aedas on Monday 11th April.
DACA designed by Aedas Architects incorporates for the first time in school educational design an integrated ‘entrepreneurship bridge’ containing business incubator units available to anyone in the local community interested in starting their own business.
The unique design of the Academy works with a site difference of over 20m in either direction offering direct access on all five levels. Beautiful large glazed atrium spaces located at the main entrances of the building offer stunning views over the town centre and surrounding landscape. The Academy also features the largest grass roofs in Europe which can be seen from as far away as the opposite side of the valley and Darwen Monument.
David Kelly, Regional Director at Aedas said, “It has been a great opportunity to work with the Aldridge Foundation on such an exciting and unique venture and the recognition of DACA by the royal couple is truly rewarding.