Wynyard Primary School is a 450 place school delivered for the Diocese of Durham and funded by the EFSA. The school forms part of a larger development extending the existing Wynyard estate creating new housing in the area. Working alongside ISG under a design and build contract, we developed the concept design for the ESFA producing a scheme that was 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 was 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 began the last quarter of 2017 with the building programme successfully handed over January 2019.