Construction has begun on a new Cambridgeshire community-focused primary school that has been designed by established Cambridge-based architects, Saunders Boston Architects.
Appointed by Cambridgeshire County Council, Saunders Boston Architects provided full architectural design and consultant services, working alongside design and build contractor RG Carter.
Nathan Swift, Director at Saunders Boston Architects, said:
“The new school has been designed around a communal learning resource space which links the teaching spaces with the main hall, studio and pre-school. When designing both the primary and pre-school we knew that we needed to retain all operational purposes of the previous site, while modernising the façade of the school. We used Trespa exterior panels in the school colours to create a one-of-a-kind effect, determining the look and underline the qualities of the building.”
Cambridgeshire County Council gave approval to demolish the existing school and caretaker’s accommodation last November and replace it with a two-storey school building and single-storey pre-school, together with means of access, parking and landscaping. The school is still operational while renovations are taking place.
The new primary school will provide over 300 places for children from families in the existing community and to cater for those moving into the new houses due to be developed at RAF Wyton. The 40-place pre-school is being built adjacent to the school.