St James’ Primary School

We were invited to design and build a brand new primary school in Northampton, St James Primary School. Fourteen classrooms are arranged in four blocks around an internal foyer. Also provided are a community block with multi-use hall, studio, ICT suite, library and changing areas; and an administration block. Provision for future nursery expansion and further car parking has been made within the scheme.

Particularly successful in this project is the balance achieved between acceptable acoustic conditions within classrooms and the need for effective natural ventilation. The design of our ventilation system was validated by physical scale modelling of the modes of air flow at the BP Institute. The result is one of the first new primary schools in England to meet the stringent requirements of both BB87 and BB93.

Client
Diocese of Peterborough
Type
New build
Use
Primary school
Date
2006

We were invited to design and build a brand new primary school in Northampton, St James Primary School. Fourteen classrooms are arranged in four blocks around an internal foyer. Also provided are a community block with multi-use hall, studio, ICT suite, library and changing areas; and an administration block. Provision for future nursery expansion and further car parking has been made within the scheme.

Particularly successful in this project is the balance achieved between acceptable acoustic conditions within classrooms and the need for effective natural ventilation. The design of our ventilation system was validated by physical scale modelling of the modes of air flow at the BP Institute. The result is one of the first new primary schools in England to meet the stringent requirements of both BB87 and BB93.

Client
Diocese of Peterborough
Type
New build
Use
Primary school
Date
2006