Client: Archdiocese of Westminster / Governors of St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Primary School
Project value: £1.3m
Completion: January 2011
For many years the School had struggled to operate from a life expired timber framed building, with a net floor area some 35% below DfE guidelines. Although the School were providing first class education and had established itself as a Centre of Excellence for teaching children with autism, they were forced to teach in cupboards, corridors and undersized accommodation throughout.
As a result of more than ten years of campaigning to secure more space for students, a first phase of total redevelopment has now been achieved. DHP initially prepared a whole-school development plan and obtained planning permission for an ambitious complete rebuild of the accommodation. In 2010 a funding bid was successful and the school were granted £1.3M, which has enabled the first phase of the total rebuild to be delivered.
The new DHP designed KS2 building houses four new spacious classrooms, a library, group rooms and a light bright and airy central atrium. Outside, a new Multi-Use Games Area has been provided for PE and ball play. Students were encouraged to have their input into the design of the space, which includes a striking curved roof design, Kalwall window walls, an eco friendly sedum roof, super insulation and air source heat pumps.