Barnet Schools

Design Advisor

Barnet, London

Footprint Architects completed a technical advisory role for 4 schools within the London Borough of Barnet.

These include:

  • The Orion Primary School | 4FE School
  • Mill Hill East Primary School | 3FE School
  • Broadfields Primary School | 1FE Extension
  • Colindale Primary School | 3FE School

Our role as TA’s provides key advice that supports these construction projects enabling them to develop efficiently, achieve best value and high quality. At the outset of a project we lead and facilitate:

  • Strategic decision-making and formulating the brief
  • Stakeholder consultation and design brief development
  • Feasibility studies and development of option appraisals
  • Review of contractors proposals and construction stage monitoring

Our appointment for the Orion commenced at RIBA stage 1 and the strategic feasibility assessment and study of the site. This included the development of a 4 form entry control option on the identified site in Barnet.

Working closely with the Local Authority, the Employer’s Agent (EA) and the school, we developed a Building Bulletin 99 accommodation schedule and assisted the outline brief development.  This considered the site constraints including highways and planning considerations as well as the aspirations of the school to form a specialist sports/theatre within the community.

Acting in a technical support role with the EA we attended engagement meetings between the contractor’s design team and the school, assessed the contractors proposal and completed site inspections and compliance checks throughout the construction works.

Following this commission we completed a similar role at Mill Hill East Primary School which was a new 3 form entry primary school on a new site required and created by a new housing development.

colourful exterior of Colindale primary school in barnet in London with large windows and timber cladding on first floor
front exterior of Colindale primary school in barnet in London with large glazing and wood cladding and multi-coloured glass
black and grey modern exterior of the Orion primary school in barnet in London with stylish large glazing and grey brick
close up of the modern black and white sign for the 4FE Orion primary school in Barnet in London by Footprint Architects
exterior of the modern Orion primary school in London with beige and grey brick and large windows with strips of colour
large red-themed primary school classroom with red feature wall and natural light in the Orion primary school in Barnet
large blue-themed primary school classroom with a blue table and chairs and storage in the Orion primary school in London
modern staff room for teachers with purple carpet and yellow feature wall with computers in the Orion primary school
colourful school hallway with lockers and a yellow wall and green stars on the floor in the modern Orion primary school
modern staircase in the Orion primary school with blue feature wall and wall lights and colourful stars on the floor

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