Northway Infants School
Gloucestershire County Council
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.