Goat Lee’s Primary
was built by WW Martin for Kent County Council.
school which forms part of a larger residential development was built on
unused, overgrown land and allows the new community access to a school that is
within easy reach of their homes.
scheme which achieved a BREEAM Very Good accreditation, is a one-form entry
Primary School designed and built to allow natural light, good air
quality/natural ventilation, flexible teaching facilities and good links with
the outside space.
school is divided into two wings and features a spacious entrance hall that is
connected via a glazed walkway with landscaped gardens either side. This walkway acts as a bridge between the
entrance hall and teaching space which separates the two, allowing for the hall to be
used as a venue for community clubs and events outside of school hours.
the teaching space, a communal learning hub provides entry to the seven
classrooms all of which have direct access to the all-weather outdoor teaching
Timber (CLT) was utilised during the construction process to help ‘fast-track’
the works on site. This method of
construction also provides future flexibility for the school’s internal layout,
as walls and partitions can be adjusted if teaching requirements change.
carbon technology, including passive stack ventilation and Photo Voltaic (PV)
panels are featured on the building as well as the use of green roof technology
to provide long term environmental and ecological benefits. In addition, a natural ventilation system
comprises CO2 and temperature sensors, enabling vents to open and close