Priory Rise School

We were appointed as lead consultant as part of a contractor team for the extension and refurbishment of this existing primary school, to provide an additional 210 pupil places and take capacity to 630, following a limited competition under Milton Keynes Council's Schools Build Programme framework.

Within tight cost parameters, the scheme provided a vibrant new facility designed to integrate with the existing building.

A comprehensive consultation and engagement process involving the school's management and governors ensured that their needs were considered and met at all stages. The project was phased to ensure the new facilities were delivered with minimal disruption to school activities, beginning with refurbishment within the existing building to provide expanded Foundation Stage accommodation.

The two-storey, 1,000m2 extension contains a new hall, community room, music room, seven classrooms and ancillary facilities and was completed in summer 2014.