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Dartington Primary School, Devon

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Working with a multitude of teams, we demonstrated our leading environmental credentials and good customer service

Key facts

Architect: White Design Associates
Sub contractor: Silvanus Services / John Luffman Trading
Sector: Education
Client: Devon County Council
Contractor: Interserve
Engineer: Arup Services/Ridge
  • High environmental and sustainable product ratings
  • From creation to completion customer care
  • Working as part of a larger team to succeed

Brief

Dartington Primary School and Nursery, commissioned by Devon County Council, needed to accommodate 420 children. The client requested a thoroughly green building plus extensive landscaping which was to be used as learning tools.

The project budget was £6.1 million including £735K on hard and soft landscaping plus groundworks.

Solution

The landscaping includes graphics explaining the origins, use and sustainability of the materials used. It includes play areas, a nature trail and a wetland habitat area. A beach area was also included which, as well as offering a superb play opportunity, also doubles as a SUDS attenuation system.

We worked closely with all parties on the project which is now complete and well received by everyone. The majority of the hard landscaping is around the main building where pedestrian movements and access is at its highest. The scheme includes separate pedestrian, cycle and vehicular access routes.

The architect, White Design Associates, said,

“We often get positive feedback from our clients and end users. Normally this comes in the form of a letter or a phone call but not on this occasion. The caretaker at Dartington Primary School sent us a photograph of a robin nesting on the site with chicks. We are delighted that this lovely piece of news demonstrates the success of creating spaces that both people and animals can inhabit and enjoy to maximum benefit”

Customer testimonials

We often get positive feedback from our clients and end users. Normally this comes in the form of a letter or a phone call but not on this occasion. The caretaker at Dartington Primary School sent us a photograph of a robin nesting on the site with chicks
The architect
White Design Associates

Dartington Primary School, Devon

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