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 building. 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 principle 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 opens up the sports hall and dance studio to the public connecting the school back to the new residential community in which it sits.
- Client: Kier Construction
- Budget: 11.5M
- Location: Sandymoor