Refurbishment and extension to a city centre primary school.
Cooper Construction (more)
Holy Cross Catholic Primary School (link)
The school, a Victorian workhouse style building, sits on a very small urban site, but it was a preferable site
due to it’s location with the church and presbytery, and it’s place within it’s Christian community.
In order to achieve a 50% increase in teaching area without occupying more external space, the existing tall
Plymouth limestone building was stripped out and additional floors and galleries introduced, creating extra
The other alteration was a tightly planned two-storey building, which was squeezed in between the school and the
The results are educationally exciting with a visual interplay between areas, and the teaching areas achieved by
the mezzanine floors provide an economical supervision of the differing activities undertaken within the class
Completed in 2002.