Court Fields School

Wellington, Somerset

Project Details


Somerset County Council


Morgan Sindall



Contract Period

32 weeks

Project Brief

Expansion of the existing primary school with the addition of three new classrooms using the ‘Class Space’ standard design. The classroom extension included toilets and was situated on the old basketball court, north of the school’s sports hall.

The client wanted the classrooms to be flexible for potential future use and expansion. Therefore, the internal dividing walls were stud work and the school’s preferred option of radiators were used instead of underfloor heating. The position and orientation of the building on the basketball court area were carefully designed so the school could construct another block adjacent to this one in the future. Other considerations included design items, such as mains cable sizes.

The extension was constructed of steel frame, blockwork rendered externally, with a profiled metal roofing system.

“With pressure already on our existing primary schools, this will help to ease some of that and it is in all of our interests to make sure that any new school provides the very best education for those children.”

“Morgan Sindall achieved practical completion in accordance with school autumn term opening requirement.  This included providing access for Somerset County Council and the school for FFE works.”