Small space, small budget, big ideas
Few school projects have unlimited budgets and extravagant briefs. Northpoint Architects looked to the pupils of Tyneview Primary School, Newcastle-upon-Tyne for inspiration to transform a dark corner of the school library into an inspiring ‘Reading Pod’.
The transformation of a historic two-site school
In this article, Jamie Barrett, Managing Director of construction consultancy Evolution5, looks at how the John Roan School in London was transformed to help address the increasing pressure on education provision.
When approached to extend a dated 1960s school building, Jonathan Clark Architects found a solution utilising a practice never attempted before in the UK.
10 things to bear in mind when seeking an offsite contractor
There’s no shortage to the demand – and suppliers – of offsite-construction. But with that comes the danger of selecting a less-than-ideal off-site partner. David Johnson details his top ten tips for choosing a reliable contractor.
The hidden benefits to recycled modular buildings
Mike Williams examines case studies where such solutions are used to provide high quality education facilities.
Designs on education
The UK’s schools and local authorities are discovering that the recent baby boom is leading to a requirement for additional classroom space and resources. One joinery manufacturer is offering a quick and hassle-free way to meet this demand with its new range of carefully designed structures.
Prefabricating school buildings
Thinking of extending your school? Dr Christopher French’s research is an in-depth review of offsite construction in the Eastern Region.
Eton goes modern
The Tony Little Centre for Innovation and Research in Learning (CIRL) at Eton College has now been open just over a year. The vision of outgoing Head Master Tony Little, CIRL was designed to develop Eton’s expertise in teaching and learning.