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Eaton Socon Pre-School, Saint Neots

Unified look and feel despite a restricted budget

Eaton Socon Pre-school
Eaton Socon Pre-school Credit: Maciek Platek

East RIBA Regional Award 2019

Devlin Architects for Eaton Socon Pre-School CIO
Contract value: £785,581 
GIA: 315m² 
Cost per m²: £2,494

This building survived an epic journey that saw funding come and go, planning get mired and the chilling discovery on site of a redundant MoD refuelling pipe. Entrance is via a courtyard, perfect for parents dropping off their children. A ‘U’ shaped plan works well, with each arm forming a large classroom – all three of which can be opened into one flowing space. Despite a restricted budget for materials, the building has a unified look and feel, brought to life by sparing use of bright colours in the window reveals.

Project Architect of the Year

  • Eaton Socon Pre-school
    Eaton Socon Pre-school Credit: Maciek Platek
  • Eaton Socon Pre-school
    Eaton Socon Pre-school Credit: Maciek Platek
  • Eaton Socon Pre-school
    Eaton Socon Pre-school Credit: Maciek Platek
  • Eaton Socon Pre-school
    Eaton Socon Pre-school Credit: Maciek Platek
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