Bromham C of E Primary School

Sector: Education
Status: Completed September 2017

We’re working on a major school building and development programme with Bedford Borough Council, converting the majority of their school portfolio from a three-tier system (lower, middle and upper) to a two-tier one (primary and secondary). At Bromham, this exciting project has turned the lower school to a primary school by retaining years five and six and increasing its annual intake from 60 to 90 as of September 2018.

About the project

An expanding population and an overhaul of its schools led Bedford Borough Council to Lungfish. We carried out a massive feasibility study, defining how each school could be developed to create a successful two-tier education system. Converting Bromham into a primary school has played an important part – and created an extra 120 permanent school places.

On site in Spring 2017 and completed that September, it was a fast-turnaround project, delivered in partnership with Kier and Scape. We converted the school’s undersized hall and kitchen into classrooms, added a much bigger hall and kitchen and provided seven new classrooms, manufactured off-site by Eco Modular. Our design includes a wide central learning street with breakout areas as well as a courtyard hard-play area. The new Kingfisher building, as it was named, has a refreshing exterior in white render, timber cladding and the school’s own colours.

"The end result - a block that came together just as we'd hoped and imagined - a block that's universally admired by children, parents and visitors. A block that feels airy, light and spacious and is a joy to work in."

Virginia Gilks, Headteacher, Bromham C of E Primary School