Drumpark & Greenhill Primary Schools
The project involved the sensitive refurbishment and extension of a Grade ‘C’ listed building to create a new joint campus for Drumpark ASN Primary and Greenhill Primary schools. The sustainable solution to the project brief was to remove the dilapidated 1960’s extensions and return the listed building to prominence. CRGP’s involvement included Architecture and Surveying services.
Three contemporary interventions were inserted into the site to compliment and enhance the existing spaces; a large glazed courtyard with an ETFE roof, a polycarbonate lightbox and a Trespa clad extension. The existing spaces within the building were then re-ordered and refurbished to create modern Teaching spaces, each with adjoining Activity breakout areas. It was important to retain and enhance the benefits of the Victorian design such as the extensive natural daylighting from the large areas of glazing. The existing features within the building such as the ornate plaster cornice and glazed atrium roof light were also retained. The roof was completely overhauled to meet current standards with existing slates re-used on the main elevations. The combination of modern insertions and upgrading/stabilisation works have ensured the long-term viability of the building.
The building has been designed to meet the international ‘Well’ gold standard with the wellbeing of the occupants at the forefront of the design and build process.