Extension to the village school, and explore the ideas of a new school.
St Nicolas C of E VA Primary School, Downderry (link)
We were involved in a project to build a new landmark primary school on the
coast of South East Cornwall.
The site lies on the cliff top with good access to the sea and fore shore. The school will have facilities to
enable the inclusion of the local community and for use as a regional educational resource. There is also scope for
the school to become a specialist centre for marine studies, including research into sustainable energy sources
using tidal, wave and wind power in addition to the more usual sustainability issues which would be required for
any new school.
The initial stage was to produce a feasibility study which looked at all possibilities for this unique
The aim was to alleviate the congestion of the staff room, improve the welfare facilities and provide
library facilities that were undisturbed to allow the proper delivery of the curriculum.
The proposal also looked at rearranging the toilet and kitchen facilities and improving the landscape
There were no DDA provision of toilet facilities (or other DDA considerations) and it was considered
reasonable to endeavour to provide them at this stage.
The budget for all of these works was in the region of £14,000.
Completed in 2009.