Unified look and feel despite a restricted budget
East RIBA Regional Award 2019
Devlin Architects for Eaton Socon Pre-School CIO
Contract value: £785,581
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