Dorchester Primary School, Surrey

Dorchester Primary School is a 2000 m2 school development for London Borough of Sutton which was awarded through the Crown Commercial Service Framework Agreement (formerly GPS).


The building is a modular building of intricate design which combines a number of external finishes, from architectural rockcladpanels and corium brick slips to rendered finish, which blend and compliment each other.  The completed facility will provide classrooms, administration rooms, meeting rooms, dance hall, library, ICT and kitchen facilities.


External works started on Site in February 2014 with demolitions, and the modular facility was in place by the end of April.  A breathable building materials system with automated roof lights were used to provide ventilation and additional natural light.  A sloped ceiling was incorporated in the library and ICT Room which maximises the space, light and available fresh air.  The external face of the upper floor protrudes 300mm beyond the ground floor, offering an interesting design feature and natural solar shading.


M&E installations were completed and include fire, intruder and door access along with CCTV.


The building was completed and occupied by the school in August 2014, with a second phase of the works to include the demolition of the existing building entrance and offices to build a new sports hall, for completion in November 2014.


Dorchester Primary School stands proud with its striking purple panels and intricate brickwork. Internally, the pool of purple flows through the hall ways creating a stunning new building, bursting with light and energy.