Primary Education – Little Plumstead School, Norwich
Primary Education – Little Plumstead School, Norwich

  • Norfolk County Council

  • £3.65 million

We were appointed to provide combined Civil and Structural Engineering services for this new 210 pupil primary school for the Diocese of Norwich.


The School has class bases for Infant and Junior Levels, a multi-purposed main hall, specialist food / science / ICT areas and a library resource centre. Provision was made within the structural and drainage design to enable easy future extension works.


The single storey curved building structure is formed from a fully braced steel frame that is clad with masonry. The steel frame facilitated the large room areas and the long spans of glazing to the classrooms. A suitably reinforced roof structure was provided to support the plant allowing additional usable space below.


Due to the presence of mature trees within shrinkable clay soils and the varying soil conditions generally, a piled sub-structure was provided to the building to limit any potential ground movement.