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Eastbury Primary School

Barking, London

When design work commenced in 2008, Eastbury Primary School was an expanding school located in The London Borough of Barking, comprising 343 pupils in nursery, reception, and Years 1 to 6. The primary school site was adjacent to a vacated comprehensive school building and the school had started to utilise rooms in the vacated building.

The project comprised expanding the primary school to 3FE over a three year period.

The resultant design utilises both the existing 1930's primary and comprehensive school buildings and provides new link buildings and extensions, enclosed open walkways together with newly laid out external areas. The existing buildings being completely refurbished, including upgrading the thermal performance of the existing fabric. A new heating installation is provided utilising a ground source heat pump, photovoltaic panels are located on the existing roofs and a natural ventilation strategy is incorporated throughout, with a target of BREEAM excellent.

The design was developed so that the construction could be phased over 3 years so that the school could stay in occupation and continue to expand with minimal disruption. This resulted in a contract comprising 5 phases with the contractors access and site constraints changing with each phase. The final phase of work is due for completion in September 2011.

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Eastbury Primary School architectural plan