Sandal Magna Community Primary School Wakefield, Sarah Wigglesworth Building

Sandal Magna Community Primary Wakefield Building

Wakefield Primary School design by Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, England, UK

19 May 2011

Sandal Magna Community Primary School, Wakefield

Design: Sarah Wigglesworth Architects

Address: Belle Vue Rd, Wakefield WF1 5NF, United Kingdom

Phone: +44 1924 767080

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photos : Mark Hadden Photography

Sandal Magna School

RIBA Award winner, 19 May 2011

Sarah Wigglesworth’s first new-build school is exemplary in so many ways. The diagram is clear: three fingers of accommodation with play spaces in between. The rigour has resulted in a highly functional but exciting building, full of curiosity but simple in plan form.

The services are integrated into the children’s learning. There are snaking copper sprinkler pipes, transparent rainwater pipes and a hundred square metres of solar panels. The playfulness continues into the classrooms, with traffic lights indicating CO2 levels.

The school deserves high praise for its design quality, functionality, sustainability and aesthetics, but most of all for the joy it brings to all its users.

Sandal Magna Community Primary School Wakefield – Building Information

Title: Sandal Magna School
Architect: Sarah Wigglesworth Architects
Client: Wakefield Council
Contractor: Allenbuild Northeast
Contract Value: £5m
Gross internal area: 1769 sqm

Sandal Magna School design : Sarah Wigglesworth Architects

RIBA Awards


Location: Belle Vue Road, Sandal Magna Community Primary School, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England, UK

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