New Primary School
Oxford Architects have been engaged by RPS Group and Oxfordshire County Council to develop a feasibility study for a new 2 Form Entry (420 pupils) Primary School with Nursery (90 pupils) and SRP provision in Faringdon, Oxfordshire.
We worked with the client and design team to develop a series of design options to explore viability of the site against the Schedule of Accommodation. A control option was agreed and design developed up to feasibility level detail.
The new Primary School will be a mix of single and two storey building, laid out in a ‘T’ shape. The majority of the accommodation will be on the ground floor, including Admin, Early Years and Key Stage 1 teaching and ancillary accommodation. Key Stage 2 teaching will be located on the first floor.
Access points into the site have been pre-determined as part of the Outline planning approval for the entire site.
The Control Option proposes to utilise the two access points along the northern edge of the site for maintenance use only. The main vehicle access will be located along the eastern boundary, next to the proposed drop off area.
This one access point will accommodate all vehicle movements, including staff car parking, visitor car parking and service vehicles. Accessible car parking bays and bicycle parking have been provided on site in close proximity to the building entrance.