Chafford Hundred Campus; was conceived as an all age learning campus, containing nursery, primary and secondary schools on the same site sharing a central block of facilities, with the primary and secondary teaching wings extending from the central shared facilities.
Opened by the then minister for schools standards Estelle Morris, now Baroness Morris of Yardley, the school aimed to improve children’s transition from primary to secondary school by making year 6 pupils familiar with the senior school environment.
The building further serves the local community through a public library on site, and accommodation for community groups.
Working alongside architects Nicholas Hare for the provision of Civil, Structural and MEP Engineering we adopted an inventive low energy design for the engineering services. Our design includes ventilation stacks to the rear of deep plan classrooms providing natural ventilation and exposed thermal mass provides night cooling, helping to maintain comfortable conditions during summer days.
Since completion of the original school buildings, the popularity of the school has required further capacity to be added, extending both the primary and secondary teaching wings and adding a sixth form centre.
The campus is now a part of the Harris Accademy Federation.