Sandymoor School


Sandymoor school is a new free school established by the residents of Sandymoor, Cheshire. Halliday Meecham Architects worked with the school from opening in temporary accommodation, through to the design and delivery of a bespoke 900 place facility. The practice was novated to Kier Construction and the new school was successfully delivered within a challenging 12 month programme.

The accommodation is arranged over three floors to reflect the requirements of the school curriculum. The two principal teaching wings are arranged around a triple height central atrium which contains dining and performance space and opens onto a landscaped courtyard. A palette of materials including brick, glass and coloured panels tie the two wings together.

Out of school hours a separate entrance provides access to the sports hall and dance studio for the use of the wider public, connecting the school back to the new residential community in which it sits. 

Budget: 11.5M

Client: Kier Construction

Location: Sandymoor