Chiltern Primary School
HPA have undertaken a significant number of classroom extension projects around the Central Bedfordhire area, in partnership with Red 10. This was the first of these projects.
Providing personalised learning opportunities for pupils with a range of special educational needs & disabilities, The Chiltern School currently operates on a heavily developed 0.7 hectare site, Southeast of Dunstable town centre.
To meet the increased demand for child places, HPA worked closely with the school to achieve an optimal design solution, comprising of 6 new modular classrooms units and associated specialist support spaces. Using the existing sites topography, HPA where able to create fully DDA compliant teaching accommodation, which had a minimal impact on the existing external secure playground spaces.
The use of off-site modular construction for the extension building meant that ongoing operation of the existing school was largely unaffected.
HPA’s final design also improved vehicular access to & parking provision within the restricted site, thus limiting potential for traffic congestion on the surrounding road network.