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Market Field School - Four Classroom Extension

Client: Market Field Learning Community
Value: £1.1m
Location: Elmstead Market
Sector: Education,
Services: Architecture & Design, Project Management, Quantity Surveying, Structural & Civil Engineering,

Market Field is a school for pupils with moderate learning difficulties (MLD). They offer specialist provision for pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at all Key Stages in 5-10 age range, OFSTED judged personal development of its pupils as outstanding. 

Barker were appointed due to their specialist knowledge and education experience, to design and plan a four classroom extension to provide additional accommodation resulting from increased demand. As well as to facilitate the amalgamation of a split site to improve efficiency of service delivery. 

Barker worked closely with the client stakeholders to establish a detailed brief and produced a feasibility study with fully costed design options looking at a variety of solutions. 

The preferred scheme was chosen as it did not result in loss of outdoor space and created valuable covered outdoor areas. The solution provides a highly buildable design with excellent value for money and minimises the impace on the ongoing operations of the school during construction. 

The project is due for completion in Autumn 2020. 

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Client Testimonial

Working with Barker through the design phase of this project has been a very positive experience.

Executive Headteacher

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Richard Paynter

01279 648086