Takeley Primary School

Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, Essex , 2012

 

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Primary school that serves 350 pupils

The 1.5-form-entry school is arranged around two fully enclosed and two semi-enclosed courtyards, which can be partly filled in to accommodate extra teaching space, whose colourful cladding panels contrast with the brick roadside elevations.

At the heart of the school lies the library, which features a mezzanine gallery with access to an outdoor learning deck. A double-height hall is served by a kitchen with wheeled-out food trolleys, giving more space over to communal use.

There is a wide, roofed-over entrance with reception on one side and the community room on the other. It beckons visitors and provides shelter, too.

The aluminium roof is mono-pitched, so each classroom is more voluminous than need be, with clerestory windows.

Data

  • Begun: Jun 2011
  • Completed: Jun 2012
  • Floor area: 2,163m2
  • Sector: Education
  • Total cost: £5.4M
  • Procurement: Design and build, NEC 3 Option A
  • Address: Essex , United Kingdom

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