Roseacres Primary School

This fast-track refurbishment project for a small village school in Essex provides two inspiring classrooms in an extension to the existing building.

Client: Roseacres Primary School / Essex County Council
Construction Value: £2.26 million
Completion: 2015
Location: Takeley, Essex

A New Ribbon

A ribbon of diagonal timber cladding ties the new design to the refurbished school. Playful windows and pop-up rooflights bring natural light and ventilation into the classroom to enrich the children’s learning environment


Off-site fabrication (SIPs) was used to reduce material waste on site and accelerate the construction programme, allowing building work to be completed in the short window of the summer holidays.


Photos by Mark Hadden