Building offers new perspective at Kettering school

Construction is underway on a combined art studio and after-school space at St Peter?s, with the building due to be completed in a single term

Northamptonshire-based Scotts of Thrapston has started groundworks on a new art studio at St Peter’s School, Kettering, to provide a building that will also house an after-school club.

The carbon-efficient timber-framed building will feature an open plan design allowing plenty of natural light to flood in.

Building work on the 140 sq m building and external canopies is scheduled to last 20 weeks, with the official opening due to take place during spring term 2019.

Features of the new building will include solar panels on the roof and internal glazed screen partitions.

Ali Hurst, Bursar at St Peter’s School, said: “We are very pleased to be working with Scotts of Thrapston, who are a local company. Their turnkey service and pedigree in bespoke timber-framed buildings made them our preferred choice, and they have worked flexibly to deliver a design solution which will enhance our School and blend the new building perfectly within the boundary of our listed school grounds.”