New build
Client: Cambridgeshire County Council / RG Carter
Location: Wyton
Status: On site

Wyton on the Hill Primary School

Built by RG Carter this £9m new build 1.5 FE school includes 2 reception class rooms, three KS1 class rooms, 6 KS2 class rooms, admin, hall, studio, communal learning and a 40 place pre-school.

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

Following an extensive condition survey and area assessment the County Council elected to develop a New Build 1.5FE (330 Place) Primary School plus (40 Place) Pre-school adjacent to the existing school, which will remain fully operational until the new school is complete. The New school will allow for a further 0.5 FE intake to respond to the additional 4500 homes due to be developed at RAF Wyton.

The new school has been designed around a focal communal learning resource space that links the teaching spaces with the main hall, studio and pre-school. The new school looks to comply with the BB103 standards. A two-storey solution was preferred to maximise the land footprint of the site that involves a land swap agreement with the MOD allowing the existing school to remain operational during the build.  With onsite operations due to commence summer 2017 the school will be open for the new academic year in 2018.

Project Scope:

  • 40 Place Pre-school
  • 2 Reception Class Rooms
  • 3 KS1 Class Rooms
  • 6 KS2 Class Rooms
  • Admin, Hall Studio
  • Communal learning resource space