Neston Primary School

CMS were appointed to reorganise the cramped existing school facilities within the challenging constraints of a Grade II listed Victorian school to create additional space for both teaching and administration, managing the entire process from RIBA Stages 0-6 inclusive.

With the brief requiring this to be achieved within the existing building footprint, creative solutions were required to create the additional facilities required. We therefore proposed an optimised design that made creative use of all sorts of spaces within the confines of the exisiting envelope.

This included installing a mezzanine floor that runs over the largest classroom, which allowed the head teacher’s office, meeting rooms and staff room to be moved upstairs and created significant additional admin space within the school.

Following further discussions, CMS were also appointed to develop the design of a new teaching block extension. Neston Primary School was shortlisted at the LABC Awards as Best Educational Building 2015.