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Summary 

Expansion of an infant school to provide additional teaching, SEN, hall and nursery space within modern accommodation on a constrained site. We created inspiring open plan spaces for group learning in line with the school’s teaching ethos.

The Brief

Located within a residential area and with space at a premium, the school required designs for an expansion comprising a new classroom block to replace mobiles, an extended and re-focused main entrance, an expanded hall and a new 16-place SEN teaching unit.

Our Response 

Our designs carefully considered the massing of the building to preserve usable space. Placing the largest element, the hall expansion, to the rear of the site achieved this.

Internally, open plan spaces were maximised to support the school’s group learning ethos, with dedicated social spaces provided in the SEN facility.

Key Facts

  • Achieved a significant expansion to meet the school’s requirements despite limited space
  • Applied Passivhaus insulation techniques to help achieve BREEAM Very Good rating
  • Harnessed BIM for design coordination and thermal modelling to drive down energy use

Project Information

Client: London Borough of Hounslow

Value: £3.2 M