FRONT STREET PRIMARY SCHOOL WAS ONE OF 12 SCHOOLS IN THE NORTH EAST PRIORITY SCHOOLS BUILDING PROGRAMME (PSBP) BATCH WHICH AHR WAS COMMISIONED TO COMPLETE BY MILLER CONSTRUCTION, NOW GALLIFORD TRY, ACHIEVING FINANCIAL CLOSE IN MARCH 2015 FOR ALL 12 SCHOOLS.
Front Street Primary School utilised the same typology as all of the the primary schools; 2 storeys with key stages by floor. The Early Years Unit is single-storey allowing natural daylight via rooflights and freeing up the elevations for covered play overhangs and furniture, fixtures and equipment. It also allowed for flexibility during the design development. Halls are located centrally and have secure community access.
Four standardised ‘block typologies’ were developed for the secondary schools. The 2 storey environmental and structural solution developed maintained compliance and standardisation across the batch, whilst allowing flexibility to suit the individual briefs for each school. The blocks 'plug into’ the spine of common facilities which are organised in accordance with the briefs.
RICS: Highly Commendable
16 MAY 2016
Shortlisted for Architect of the Year Awards 2019