As technical advisors to the EFA, WGI were appointed to assess
the suitability of an existing mixed use building for conversion
into a two form entry primary school. WGI prepared a feasibility
study in order to gain funding approval for the Free School
provider, Constable Education Trust (CET). Following the
feasibility study, WGI were novated to the contractor to take the
project to planning and develop the technical design for
construction. The school was completed and open for the 350 pupils
in time for the new school year in September 2014.
The existing building was a four storey warehouse building with
associated office accommodation. The main challenge of the project
was to utilise the existing landlocked building envelope to its
full potential without the benefit of any significant frontage.
This involved the introduction of additional floor levels and
extensive roof glazing within part of the former warehouse to form
a central atrium and create a new roof top play area.
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