Air Balloon Hill Primary School


Expanding from 630 to 840 pupils provided the opportunity to create a new main entrance and complete the fourth side of the central courtyard.


A contemporary glazed link between two fine Art Nouveau buildings starts a new timber boardwalk spine through the site connecting all the buildings together. A bridge to a new Reception for Year 1 and Year 6 classroom blocks completes the central courtyard.


The primary structure is SIPS, to allow an accelerated construction period. The first floor terrace is finished in astro turf with cedar cladding to the walls. A 20KW PV array and high levels of insulation ensure a BREEAM rating of ‘very good’.

Designed by George Batterham, Ben Smith

Built by Skanska