Goring Primary School
With the support of a consultant team Original Field of Architecture (OFA) was commissioned to prepare and submit a feasibility study for Goring Primary School (GPS). The study investigated the feasibility of maintaining the school facility on the existing site in accordance with four prescribed options. From an objective view point the study was intended to allow the school to make an informed decision on the viability of the existing site moving forward. The depth of the study was limited and whilst it offerered options it did not provide design solutions, which would be subject to a more detailed level of briefing and a concept design process.
Whilst OFA presented four clear options there are many permeations and hybrids within these. As the study progressed, it became increasingly obvious that Option 4 would offer the least disruption and most value for money. This option would provide flexibility for a new school which could be either a 1 form entry or 1.5 form entry school depending on future needs.