Northmoor Academy, Oldham

This project will provide a new three form entry primary school in the centre of Oldham. The site is currently a former three storey secondary school.

The scheme consists of a three storey teaching block, returning to a two storey block, with a steel framed assembly hall. The building will be finished with a combination of render, rain screen cladding and curtain walling with brise soleil to the south facing elevations. Reception classes and key stage 1 classes with have direct access to outdoor learning zones, off internal classrooms and will be zoned within each area, on soft play surfacing. The facility will also include science rooms, one to one teaching rooms, sensory rooms and staff office facilities.

The facility will benefit from underfloor heating systems. Natural vent stacks are fitted in the assembly hall via breathable building design and a bespoke plant room is installed on a metal deck floor at first floor level, within the assembly hall structure. The building will be fitted with a full sprinkler system, fed directly from a dedicated fire main.

Northmoor Academy