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Barton Junior School

ECE worked alongside T&B Contractors to replace the school’s existing single-storey teaching block with a ‘new and improved’ 2-storey junior school.

The design replaced the existing Victorian buildings which were no longer fit for purpose and failed to meet modern energy standards. ECE located the new building on the site to create a wider range of external play spaces. Internally a vastly improved teaching and learning environment has been created.

A new multi-pitched roof design has been developed to be both distinctive and to echo the rhythms of the surrounding architecture and the previous school buildings.

External materials are principally facing brickwork and standing seam zinc, to fit into the surrounding context while providing a fresh new face for the school. The emerging design was modelled in its context with particular importance given to the view towards Dover Castle on rising ground to the east.