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Construction begins on Cambridgeshire primary school

The 'community-focused' school has been designed by Saunders Boston Architects 

Posted by Julian Owen | February 09, 2018 | Bricks & mortar

Construction has begun on a new community-focused primary school in Cambridgeshire, designed by Cambridge-based Saunders Boston Architects.

Appointed by Cambridgeshire County Council, the 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 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. 

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