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  • 630

    new school places

  • 9.7m

    project value

  • 2018


Creating a new innovative learning environment in Bedford


  • Unique setting on edge of community forest
  • Indoor and outdoor learning spaces
  • Specially designed meadow, market, riverbank and woodland pavilions

Our team of education specialists are transforming Cotton End primary School in Bedford, creating 630 new school places within a unique setting embedded on the edge of a community forest.

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The existing school is based in a small Victorian Building but the new site will include a specially designed meadow, market, riverbank and woodland pavilions as well as an outdoor amphitheatre so that students and learn both inside and out.

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The £9.7 Million project, designed by Lungfish Architects and procured through the Scape Major Works England and Northern Ireland Framework, will create a new build school, made up of 5 blocks suitable for 630 pupils. The school is designed to be integrated within its environment and will create a cutting-edge learning environment for students.

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Chris Tredget, managing director of Willmott Dixon in the Northern Home Counties said:

“It is really fantastic to be working on this innovative project for Bedford Borough Council, creating new cutting-edge learning facilities for the local community and an inspiring place for students to learn.”