Coten End Primary School

Lucas Architects Ltd, Warwick , 2019


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The project involved the refurbishment of an existing space at Coten End Primary School

The existing space was used as an open plan nursery play area. The brief required a learning resource space and a SEN provision teaching spaces, both of which were to be flexible and allow for re configuration for different uses. The school also wanted to include a staff meeting and office spaces.

The existing school is Victorian, and the proposed space had the potential to be opened to reveal some of the original roof features. The existing spaces only was only used at ground level and to incorporate the complex brief we completely opening the space up and inserted a new mezzanine level. The flexible space for children was incorporated on the ground level and the quieter staff spaces were placed on the new mezzanine level accessed via a new staircase.

The original ceiling trusses and windows were exposed and integrated into the design aesthetic. Accent surfaces and walls have been integrated into the design to define areas and create a modern aesthetic against the original Victorian school features.

'Lucas Architects have created a wonderful and inspiring space for both pupils and staff. the sensitive integration of the new spaces into the existing school is fantastic' - Mrs Sheepy - Head Teacher Coten End School

Photography by Intex Projects Ltd


  • Begun: Oct 2018
  • Completed: Jan 2019
  • Floor area: 1,500m2
  • Sector: Education
  • Total cost: £120,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Sep 2018
  • Procurement: Traditional
  • Address: Coten End Primary School, Warwick , CV34 4NP, United Kingdom

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