St George’s Primary School is located in the heart of the village Langton Matravers, on the outskirts of Poole. The site is located on the edge of the Jurassic Coast and is partly situated within a conservation area. The overall site of the school is 2492 sqm. It is very constrained and has a complex topography falling across the site in two directions by up to 3.3 metres.
The challenge was to assist the school in progressing from the three tier school system to the two tier school system to accommodate children from 5 to 11 years, whilst remaining operational and occupying the existing buildings. The school’s original capacity was 101 students; and the brief was to accommodate an additional two years, to become a 0.5 form entry Primary School.
A very complex arrangement of phasing, decanting and sectional completions were undertaken for the project; and the scheme was handed over in December 2013, with the final phases being completed in February / March 2014.
Careful consideration of materials, which are sympathetic to the locality but inspirational in design were considered as part of the final product.
The new school accommodation was officially opened on the 13th June 2014 by the Bishop of Sherborne.
|Location||Langton Matravers, Dorset|
|Client||Diocese of Salisbury|
|Project value||£2.75 million|
|RIBA Work Stages||0 - 7|
|cube_design team||Jane Lock-Smith|
|Project team||cube_design (Architect) | Reuby & Stagg (Structural & Civil Engineer) | Sweett Group (Project Manager & CDM) | Jones King Partnership (Mechanical & Electrical Engineer) | Illman Young (Landscape Architect) | Baqus (Quantity Surveyor) | Drew Construction (Contractor)|