Client: Market Field Learning Community
Location: Elmstead Market
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 August 2020.
Working with Barker through the design phase of this project has been a very positive experience.