Project Brief
Type: Education
Area (m2): 86
Budget: Disclosed
The first building undertaken on a voluntary basis by the directors of ARCO2, Lanlivery’s Key Stage one classroom provided a new concept in affordable construction on an amazingly low budget of just L76,000.00. The building provides open plan flexible teaching area with a break out covered external teaching space which in 2004 was unique and has since become regarded nationally as best practice. The materials for the post and beam construction were largely sourced from FSC certified or local sources and the building boasts good levels of insulation throughout. Many of the fittings were reclaimed and the project was completed with the active participation of parents, staff and governors. The building also supports a sedum roof on its private aspect and natural slate in-keeping with the village vernacular on its public facade. The building has been the subject of research by the Dfee, Newcastle University and numerous other bodies and has set a bold precedent for community achievement and innovative design.
Awards include winner of International RICS SW Awards 2004 – Sustainability Category and 4 other local awards.
Gross internal floor area 86m2