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Hatcher Prichard bags planning for Bristol free school

[First look + project data + plans] Hatcher Prichard Architects has won planning permission for this £6.5 million free school project in Bristol

The 6,100m² scheme provides a dining hall and space for 750 secondary school students in a former Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs building.

Also featuring a new sports hall and associated external works, the project was designed by Hatcher Prichard Architects in collaboration with BAM Construction.

The scheme’s landscaping, designed by the Appleton Group, aims to promote existing wildlife and ecology.

Hatcher Prichard Architects' Bristol Free School project

Hatcher Prichard Architects’ Bristol Free School project

Project data


Architects: Hatcher Prichard Architects
Location: Bristol Free School. Burghill Road, Bristol. BS10 6NJ
Type Of Project: Education. 80% New build / 20% Refurbishment
Structural Engineers: Integral Engineering Design
Project Architect: Shaun Prichard
Design Team: Hatcher Prichard Architects. Integral Engineering Design. Appleton Group Landscape Architects. Jones King M&E Consultants
Client: Bristol Free school
Funding:Partnership for Schools - Contractors’ Framework
Tender date: Summer 2012
Start on site date: September 2012
Contract duration: 14 Months
Gross internal floor area: 6100 Sq.m
Form of contract and/or procurement:Partnership for Schools - Contractors’ Framework
Total cost:   Approximately £6.5m
M&e consultant: Jones King
Quantity surveyor: BAM
Planning supervisor: Turner Townsend
Lighting consultant: None
Main contractor: BAM Construction Ltd
Selected subcontractors and suppliers: TBA
Annual co2 emissions: Not known

Masterplan: Hatcher Prichard Architects' Bristol Free School project

Masterplan: Hatcher Prichard Architects’ Bristol Free School project



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