Primary School Development
Client: Cambridgeshire County Council / Kier
Location: Sawtry, Cambridgeshire
Status: Complete

Sawtry Infant, Junior School & Pre-school

Saunders Boston Architects are providing full architectural design and lead consultant services working alongside Design & Build Contractor Kier Construction.

Sawtry are currently one of only a few remaining separate Junior and Primary Schools within the County. As part of our work we have looked at ways of bringing the two schools together whilst ensuring both can continue to operate independently. The scheme currently under consideration for planning includes the construction of a new 2 storey (6 classroom) building alongside a new shared hall, new Pre-school and internal alterations which will ultimately create a 2FE school.

Architecturally the developer looks to respond to the character of the site and the various languages currently active. The new hall will be located centrally between the two schools and responds to both through the combination of cladding and brickwork with a parapet and flat roof.

The new two storey element sits deeper within the site and has a more contemporary feel with a low mono-pitch roof and similar cladding / brickwork. The Pre-school will sit alongside the main school with its own dedicated access again following a more contemporary feel.

Project Scope:

  • Four 2 Story (6 Classroom) block
  • New Pre-school
  • New school hall and kitchen
  • Improvements to spaces