Axis Architecture since 1994

Petersgate Infant School

– Clanfield, Hampshire

New housing developments in Clanfield mean that in the near future the demand for primary school places will soon increase.  In response to this demand Petersgate Infant School in Clanfield required two new classrooms, additional toilet facilities and the refurbishment of two existing classrooms.

Hampshire County Council Architects led the project in the early stages creating the concept design and gaining planning permission, and remained the School’s representative during the project.  The project was tendered on a Design and Build contract and Axis Architecture was employed in collaboration with the main contractor, Brymor, to gain Building Regulation approval, provide detailed construction drawings, and attend site during construction.  Axis and Brymor worked to a very tight budget and timescale to deliver the project.

Attention to detail and careful material selection was a key priority due to the infant school environment and all parties are very happy with the end result.  The project consists of two individual classroom extensions that create a courtyard between them.  To make the construction more straightforward the new steel frame structure was designed to remain separate from the existing building which is a modular 1970s steel frame construction.

Powder coated aluminium glazing and doors provide a long lasting solution to the high usage they will be expected to cope with.  Careful attention was also paid to elements that the infant school children would be aware of, such as the leaf shaped glazing manifestations that respond to the countryside context of Clanfield.

Axis was very happy to work closely with both Brymor and Hampshire County Council for this project.

Client:  Petersgate Infant School, Clanfield

Design Architect and Client’s Representative:  Hampshire County Council Architects

Technical Architect: Axis Architecture Ltd.

Main Contractor:  Brymor Contractors Limited

Structural Engineer:  White Structures

M&E Consultants: Prowting Project Services

Completed:  2014