Tiptree St. Lukes Primary School

Project: Tiptree St. Lukes Primary School

Client: Tiptree School

Contract Value: £690,000 & £100,000

A major extension and remodelling were carried out on this Victorian primary school to provide a new hall, kitchen and suite of classrooms. The main entrance was relocated and new reception built to create new offices for the admin. staff and head teacher.

The new reception gives a friendly and welcoming entrance to the school. The new hall has a large, open vaulted ceiling, finished in slatted timber boarding for improved acoustic performance.

The old school house was converted into a staff room, accessed via a spiral staircase from the reception area. The original Victorian classrooms were repaired and remodelled with new lighting and electrics.

The practice have carried out a further 4 projects at this primary school to provide a new first floor staffroom, an extended library and in 2009 a suite of 3 new classrooms and community room.

The designs chosen for these extensions compliment the original Victorian building and use steep pitched roofs, clad in clay plain tiles. A low eaves line generates a friendly scale for children and high ‘open-vaulted’ ceilings create good acoustics and provide improved air quality.