Uppingham Primary Pathfinder and Children’s Centre, Rutland
A primary school for a two-form entry primary school with a nursery,
Children’s Centre and pre-school special educational needs provision.
At Uppingham Primary we designed an innovative arrangement of classrooms and other spaces to provide flexible and adaptable accommodation for a wide range of uses. Our design extended the school into the surrounding landscape to provide further opportunities for learning outside the classroom.
The project is designed to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating. The building utilises a heavyweight masonry exterior with a pre-cast concrete roof deck to provide thermal mass, while natural cross-ventilation cools the building with the assistance of underground cooling pipes. A rainwater harvesting system provides water for flushing toilets and a site wide Sustainable Drainage System has also been incorporated.
"In addition to professional knowledge and experience, the EllisMiller team are skilled in quickly developing productive relationships and are efficient and effective in their work while always remaining transformational in their approach and challenge. I would have no hesitation in recommending the practice." Kate McKenna, Rutland County Council (Client)