Anahorish Primary School, Toomebridge

Trustees of Anahorish Primary School
Project Description:
Construction of a new four classroom stand alone extension including new multi purpose gym and kitchen.
Design Team:
McAdam Design: M&E Consultants: FCM Partnership

Carefully planned segregation during construction was fundamental to the successful and safe delivery of the new standalone facility, directly adjacent to the existing, live Anahorish Primary School. The new extension accommodates 4 new classrooms, 2 resource rooms, a multi-use hall, servery/ kitchen, staff room, toilets & associated stores with a link corridor & sectional refurbishment to the existing school.

Initially the demolition of existing temporary classrooms was completed and due to poor ground conditions piles were installed. A two storey steel frame was constructed, infilled with a traditional cavity masonry & finished with render.

Natural daylighting was maximised by means of roof lights throughout the classroom block whilst the installation of innovative modern equipment such as interactive whiteboards throughout the school provides an excellent learning experience.

Endorsing flexibility and adaptability of the building, the multi-use hall was finished with acoustic ceiling & wall panels, with a lighting bar installed for future theatrical equipment. Blending the old with the new, a connecting corridor was constructed and refurbishment of the existing area also required associated asbestos removal.