Chelford CE Primary School

  • Client
    Cheshire East
  • Project cost
  • Location
    Chelford, Cheshire

Development of primary school to provide pre‐school accommodation and new IT and design suites

We were appointed as architects, project managers and cost consultants on a project to extend and remodel a primary school in Chelford.  We worked on the project across two phases, with a brief to provide new pre-school accommodation, remodel classrooms and create new ITC and arts suites.

Phase 1 ‐ Our brief was to remodel the school classrooms and address the central corridor space with an imaginative design to provide an ITC suite and an arts suite. The local Pre School also was located within one of the school classrooms.

Phase 2 ‐ Next, our brief was to remodel the library, staff facilities and entrance area.

Key features

  • Establishing a clear Client Brief, and identifying the key stakeholders and their requirements.
  • The project had to be completed during the summer holiday period and in a limited financial budget.
  • We worked to tight deadlines and managed project risks. For example a planning application was required when the date for the determination of the application was half way through the construction of the project.
  • Establishing pragmatic sustainable solutions to generate excellent quality larger classroom spaces.
  • Ensuring low maintenance and low life cycle costs.


BTP delivered the service within a tight time frame and limited budget. We successfully value engineered all aspects of the design to make sure it remained solutions focused. Smarter procurement delivered significant savings.

We exceeded the key project principals and objectives set out at the beginning and added value by:

  • Successfully managing risk planning outcome.
  • Designing excellent classroom spaces.
  • Employing low maintenance materials.

"We are very pleased with the whole project and the way it has been managed from start to end date. The classroom areas and newly created Pre School room are exactly as discussed during the initial briefing session. We are very impressed with the refurbishments and would definitely consider working with Bernard Taylor Partnership again on any future projects."
Alison Scott, Head teacher
+44 (0) 161 443 1221