Sandy Lane Primary School Refurbishment – Bradford

Sandy Lane Primary School needed to refurbish its early year’s spaces to create a new nursery and to accommodate two reception classes. Their vision is for their early years’ provision to work cohesively together within the space with joint resources.

Bowman Riley provided contract administration to help procure the project, draft the specification and tender process and a full interior design service from concept design, layouts, and visualisations to the construction of the tender package for the appointment of the contractor, Construction North Group to undertake the works.

Working closely with the teaching staff, we created initial layouts for the spaces based on their practical needs and requirements. Building upon this, we then generated high-quality visuals to help the school community envision how the layout would work. Specifically, we demonstrated how the interior choices and materials shape the spaces, including paint details, rafts and lighting to enhance the children’s experience.

The result of our design is three spaces with toilets and a one-to-one reading area that work seamlessly together whilst retaining a private feature for each space. The redesign opens up the spaces for better visibility of the children and a greatly enhanced aesthetic, inviting imaginative play.

Each space is decorated with fun accents along with cork walls designed for children’s artwork displays. The spaces include cloud rafts and suspended garland wreaths, as well as a feature grass carpet in each reading area and new kitchenettes for messy play.

“We have been really happy with the service we have been provided. The team has been great to work with, and it’s been exciting seeing the plan for our new early year’s provision come to life over the past few months. I have found Bowman Riley to be very professional and easy to work with. This is the first time I have had to develop a project like this and the team helped make the project simple and manageable”.

Fiona Newsome, Sandy Lane Primary School