Marks Barfield will design new primary school as part of Cambridge’s £1 billion North West expansion

Written by Andrea Klettner

Marks Barfield bags Cambridge schools job.

Primary school is part of £1bn Cambridge North West expansion.

Marks Barfield Architects has been chosen to design a new primary school as part of Cambridge’s £1 billion expansion.

The contract is one of the last to be handed out on the project, which already includes David Chipperfield, Mecanoo, Wilkinson Eyre, Mole, Cottrell & Bermeulen, Sarah Wigglesworth, AOC, RH Partnership and Muma. The masterplan was drawn up by Aecom.

The school will be built on a 3ha site and will house more than 400 pupils.

Construction work on the project will be phased, with the first phase completed by June 2015. The school will be able to accept full capacity by September 2018.

Meanwhile, the first phase of the wider development started on site last week. This includes 530 homes for university and college staff, 400 homes for private sale, accommodation for 300 post-graduate students and public amenities including a supermarket, doctors’ surgery, hotel and a police touchdown office.

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