Hipswell C of E Primary School

Pearce Bottomley LLP, Catterick Garrison, 2011


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  • Reception    
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Extension to Hipswell CofE Primary School to provide a controlled entrance lobby and admin offices

The brief was extensive - remodel the School and bring it into line with current design guidance. An overall development plan emerged looking to the future. However, the competed project represents only the first o
ive phases.

Beyond the need to upgrade and extend the accommodation, was the requirement to ‘make an entrance’ that would be both visible and safe
revious alterations had left the School with a nondescript entrance and a lengthy route to a general office in the middle of the building. Now the entrance is obvious, ‘front of house’ is accessible, and ‘safeguarding’ i

Space was limited and cost was critical, so simplicity was essential. Timber frame construction led naturally to untreated cedar cladding and the whole concept remained low key and low tech.

The School are delighted with the outcome – pupils appreciate the friendly face, and particularly enjoyed having ‘Johnny Depp’ at the opening ceremony!


  • Begun: Aug 2011
  • Completed: Dec 2011
  • Floor area: 55m2
  • Sector: Education
  • Total cost: £106,160
  • Funding: Local Education Authority
  • Tender date: Jul 2011
  • Procurement: JCT Minor Works Building Control with Contractors Design 2005 Rev 2- 2009 (MWD)
  • Address: Hipswell CofE Primary School, Hipswell, Catterick Garrison, DL9 4BB, United Kingdom