NPS was instructed to provide a two-classroom extension for a school located in the village of Lympstone. This school, however, is sited in the heart of the village next to a listed Church, and positioned nearby a listed stone wall. The village roads are very narrow, and the site as a whole was possibly one of the most complicated NPS has had to deal with.
In order to overcome this, and complete the project without causing any damage to the school’s surrounding listed sites, a reinforced loading pad was built to remove the risk of overloading the stone wall thus preventing any compromise to its state. An off-site constructed insulated timber frame was adopted for the building’s main structure to minimise materials being delivered to site.
The school and governors are delighted with their new accommodation both in terms of quality of design and the construction.