Northway Infant School

BIM led design for infants school


Northway Infant School

Speller Metcalfe was tasked with developing a new build, two form entry primary school on the playing field of the existing site to provide state-of-the-art facilities for pupils.

The new building provides seven new classroom spaces in addition to:

• WCs and lockers for new classrooms;

• Multiple break-out and teaching areas;

• Learning resource base;

• Specialist practical base;

• Family learning room;

• Therapy and nature room;

• Main hall (double storey height);

• Large service kitchen with flexibility for future changes in pedagogy;

Following completion, the school moved into the new 1400m2 building before the original building was demolished as part of a second phase.

The new school is a single-storey build with some pitched and single ply roofs, constructed from a timber frame with cladding.

Speller Metcalfe was highly involved from design stage to deliver a working 3D model within the parameters of Building Information Modelling, attending fortnightly meetings with the design team to ensure all buildability issues were considered, enabling time and cost savings.