Old Sarum Primary School expansion building has been successfully handed over by Morgan Sindall to Wiltshire Council earlier this week. DKA are pleased to have been involved in the project, seeing it through from inception to completion.
The extension is closely integrated with the school to avoid dominating the site, situated adjacent to the large volume of the hall. Echoing the architectural language of the existing buildings, a generous roof overhang to the classrooms provides depth and interest and by controlling solar gains, aids the passive environmental strategy. To facilitate doubling the school from a single to a two-form entry, land was allocated under a section 106 agreement.
A key challenge during construction has been working within a live school environment. The outcome has been worth persevering with and the school are reportedly thrilled with their new addition.