Trinity School. Taunton, Somerset

Holy Trinity VA primary school occupied the original victorian school buildings. Four additional classrooms were housed in two post war reinforced concrete HORSA huts which were in poor structural condition and in urgent need of replacement.

The new accommodation provides six classrooms linked in pairs off a rooflight lit glazed internal streeet. Each classroom has its own sanitary accommodation and each pair of classrooms share a common practical space. The total area of the new classroom block is 638m2.

The site was very restricted and construction took place in five operations commencing with an enabling contract to form a new playground which then allowed the construction of the new teaching block to take place on the site of the old playground.

The existing buildings were then partially remodelled and extensive roof repairs carried out.

This then freed space within the precast concrete frame huts allowing them to be demolished.

The contract concluded with external works to create a car park on the site of the huts.