As part of the government’s Priority Schools Building Programme, a new-build three-form entry school replaced Leicester’s existing, two-form entry, Forest Lodge Primary School. This scheme addresses the renovation or rebuilding of the country’s most rundown schools.
The new-build school has the capacity to accommodate up to 630 children. The building consists of a nursery, reception and Key Stage I & II classrooms, as well as supporting accommodation.
This scheme has made great use of economically efficient materials and fast-tracked construction methods in order to meet, successfully, the EFA’s budget and programme constraints. Using iSIPs as the main structural format, we were able to construct the school in ahighly timely manner and to meet the onerous ‘U’ value and air-tightness requirements given to us by our client.
The new Sixth Form Study Centre will provide study support areas for the school’s sixth form students.
The project was challenging: to bring together information from three different authoring tools and create one consistent output.