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St Michael's Primary School, Colchester

Feilden+Mawson in collaboration with Morgan Sindall delivered from inception to construction completion for a 1 form entry expansion of St Michaels Primary School and Nursery. Now occupied the building was completed on time and on budget and offers the school high quality teaching space to accommodate the growing numbers. The new addition ties well with existing school with the use of similar materials and colours.

The peri-urban site in Colchester posed key challenges of providing accommodation over two floors and minimising the visual impact against a back drop of open playing fields.

Our winning hybrid design solution minimised land take by stepping the building mass whilst maximising open views for each of the 8 teaching classbases. The accommodation also includes a new centralised kitchen and small hall.

This project has been shortlisted as a finalist for the East Anglia Building Excellence Awards 2019, within the Best Educational Building category.