Chapelford Primary School Extension


Warrington, Cheshire

Following the successful delivery of Great Sankey Primary School and the original Chapelford Primary School, Strzala Architects were appointed by Warrington Borough Council to design a 7 classroom extension to Chapelford to increase the intake of the primary school from 2 form entry to 3 form entry, due to a rise in demand for school places in the local area.

The extension was executed in two phases - first a single classroom extension to the reception block which neatly tucked a third classroom into the curved form of the original two classes; and secondly a six classroom extension to the main school building which mirrored the existing 6 classroom wing, creating a separate playground for junior pupils.

As the existing school was no more than 3 years old at the time of the extension and Strzala Architects had designed the original building which was well received, the decision was made to mimic the existing building exactly, creating a seamless extension which looks like it has always been a part of the original building.