Ark Conway Primary Academy

Sector

Primary Schools

Services

Architect & Lead Designer

Client

ARK (Absolute Return for Kids)
Education Funding Agency
Turner & Townsend
Keepmoat

Value

£4,000,000

Contract

EFA Contractors Framework

Innovations

First Phase Free School
Refurbishment of Listed Building
Re-use of Tight Brownfi eld Site
Approach to Underground Services
Acoustics & Air Quality due to A40

Sustainable Features

‘Very Good’ BREEAM
50% Refurbishment
Photovoltaics
Thermal Shading
Super Insulation/Low Air Leakage
High Natural Daylight & Ventilation

Concept

The proposed development is a new building and associated landscape areas, which together with the existing Wormholt Library building will accommodate the ARK Conway Primary Academy. The new building will provide the infant school (Early years and Years 1 & 2) and central facilities such as the main reception and halls. The junior school will be housed in the former Wormholt Library and Welfare Centre. The proposed development forms one of the first sixteen new schools unveiled by Education Secretary Michael Gove, which play a key part of the Government education reforms to introduce ‘Free Schools’.