Dartington school required 1,200sqm of primary teaching accommodation for the relocation of Dartington Primary School. The scheme would be in use for the next two years and configured as 13 school buildings and three toilet blocks with disabled access.
The project had a challenging timescale and the green field site immediately adjacent to the original school was highly constrained which made the building installation phase more complex.
Portakabin modular buildings have been configured to create a village feel and a welcoming environment for children with imaginative age and function-related play zones. Facilities include a kitchen fitted out with the school’s own equipment, a music room, library, pre-school nursery, 11 classrooms, and an administrative building for the staff room, head teacher’s office, general offices, sick bay, toilets and school reception.
The buildings arrived on site around 80 per cent fitted out, with partitions, plumbing and electrics pre-installed to reduce lead times. All internal fitting out was carried out by Portakabin and included provision of magnetic white boards for visual learning displays, access ramps, entrance canopies, and security and data communications.