Primary School Development
Client: Cambridgeshire County Council / RG Carter
Location: Cambridgeshire
Status: RIBA Stage 3

Buxhall Farm Primary School

Saunders Boston Architects have been appointed to provide full architectural design and lead consultant services working alongside D&B Contractor RG Carter.

Located within the Green Belt of a Rural Cambridgeshire Village we have aspired to design an inspirational modern building that will meet the educational needs of the Cambridge Primary Education Trust, both today and in the future that draws inspiration from the rural Fenland setting. Our design has evolved through an analytical approach and understanding of the brief, context and constraints.

Reflecting the scale and form of the surrounding houses, the linear pitched 2 storey school takes its lead from the development of regional farmstead barns. The building and wider site express the ambitions of each of the Academy Trust, being inclusive, sharing, and interdependent where the shared aim of the academy is to provide outstanding education for all their pupils by offering a broad and balanced curriculum whilst remaining embedded in the local community.

With on-site operations due to commence summer 2019 the school will be open for the new academic year in 2020.

Project Scope:

  • 52 Place Pre-school
  • 2 Reception Classrooms
  • 4 KS1 Classrooms
  • 8 KS2 Classrooms
  • Admin, Hall and Studio
  • Communal learning resource space