Mickleton Primary and Nursery School

Gloucestershire County Council

Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Completion Date
January 2016

Quattro’s design for this 4-class primary school and nursery compliments it's rural location on a greenfield site at the edge of a Cotswold village.

The layout is loosely based on the vernacular form of farm buildings with the buildings forming an enclosed courtyard playground. A limited palette of external materials has been used: untreated cedar boarding, reconstituted masonry and through-coloured render with standing seam Aluzinc and reconstituted slate roofing.

Environmental features included high levels of insulation, natural ventilation and good levels of natural lighting. The building consists of a series of masonry blocks with a lightweight timber frame allowing circulation.

Former pupils participated in a rural skills training scheme assisting in the preparation and installation of timber products used in the fencing and landscaping.