Silsoe Lower School, Silsoe

Central Bedfordshire Council

The Silsoe Lower School project involved the construction of an exciting and innovatively designed, brand new lower school for the village of Silsoe in Bedfordshire. With a large expansion to the village the existing school would not cope with the extra intake of pupils, therefore a brand new school was required.

The main feature of the new school was a tree theme which ran throughout the building with the use of structural steel ‘trees’ that climbed up to large roof lights with astro-turf grass around the base of each tree. This unique school featured a high specification of finishes throughout the project and had key elements which included a large commercial kitchen, as well as high ceilings around main areas of the new building.

Sector

Education

Form of Contract

JCT Intermediate Building Contract with Contractors Design 2011 with Amendments

Client

Central Bedfordshire Council

Duration

44 weeks

Project Manager

David Turnock Architects

Completion Date

December 2016

Architect

David Turnock Architects

Value

£5.1m

Location

Gallery

 

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