Wynyard Primary School is a 450 place school being delivered for the Diocese of Durham and funded by the EFSA. The school will form part of a larger development extending the existing Wynyard estate creating new housing in the area. Working along ISG under a design and build contract, we have developed the concept design produced for the ESFA to produce a scheme which is ready to be delivered on site. As part of the design development Watson Batty Architects liaised with the local planning authority and submitted an application which was subsequently approved.
The design of the school is slightly unusual with the main entrance and approach to the building being on the top floor. The building has been designed this way to work with the topography of the site and to minimise the visual impact the building will have on the surrounding residential units.
Designed to be built from a mixture of conventional brick and modern materials such as a profiled metal roof, the design makes the most of the efficiencies of modern construction while sitting well next to traditionally design residential structures.
Construction is due to start on site in the last quarter of 2017 with the building programmed to hand over in Autumn 2018.