Project - Springhead Primary School
Sector - Educational
Technology - Volumetric
Company - Bond Bryan Architects
Springhead Primary School is a 2-Form Entry Primary School that is constructed entirely from volumetric modular units, including the larger hall spaces. The project utilised the full potential of the volumetric construction method to deliver large spaces and architectural features to provide a landmark community building. Our key challenge was to not only deliver the school within a tight construction programme and budget but also to provide a sustainable solution of architectural merit that met the high expectations of the Local Planning Authority for the site. The design and construction team were able to push the boundaries of volumetric construction to achieve a very successful design outcome while meeting the budget and programme constraints. Producing a primary school that is woven into the fabric of the new garden city residential development was paramount, so we made strong use of existing urban design features in order to retain the community connection. The main entrance connects to an existing plaza and by extension we have been able to connect the school to the existing open spaces and community centre. This enabled a welcoming and inclusive environment which supports the needs of all students.