The project provides additional accommodation for a half Form of Entry expansion to 420 pupils at Pear Tree Mead Primary School and includes the provision of 4 new classrooms, a new library and internal alterations. The design solution links the existing infants and junior schools with a significant new extension with a fresh architectural language. The scheme therefore adds value by integrating the school so that all areas can be accessed internally and accommodation can be used more efficiently. A monopitch design employing mixed mode ventilation technology creates light and airy spaces suitable for a modern learning environment. Barker Associates were appointed by Borras Construction to provide architectural and Principle Designer services under the Smart East Design and Build procurement framework. The project was completed in October 2016 on time, within budget and has received praise from both the school and Essex County Council.
The team communicated well throughout the project and made sure that, as a school, we were happy with the proceedings and the end product.
Pear Tree Mead Academy