• Robert Ferguson School - Exterior
  • Robert Ferguson School - Interior detail
  • Robert Ferguson School - Interior detail
Client Name:
Cumbria County Council
Carlisle, Cumbria

As part of the central government programme for ‘Universal Infant Free School Meals’ Architects Plus were commissioned to review the school’s catering and dining facilities, which resulted in a significant kitchen and dining room extension together with a complete over haul of the existing building’s mechanical and electrical services. The extension had to be sited on the principal elevation of the imposing Victorian School building and this required a sensitive review of the possible design solutions to achieve a design which was acceptable in terms of practicality and aesthetic quality. The project naturally required detailed negotiations with both the conservation and planning officers. A strong visual connection with the streetscape that was lacking with the old façade has also been achieved which provides a more welcoming frontage to the School.