Fourfields Community Primary School

Client: Cambridge County Council
Involvement: RIBA Stage 1-7
Type: New Build and Internal alterations
Value: £900k
Contract Type: NEC 3
Contractor: Coulson Building Group

Key Project Notes:

Building Information Modelling (BIM)

On time and On Budget



During the development of the feasibility study it was proposed the project would need to be undertaken in two phases to facilitate operation of the school while works were complete. The two phases included the constructed of a new three classroom extension, followed by the internal alterations to complete the provisions for key stage 1 and 2 facilities.

Templeman Design utilised Building Information Modelling (BIM) to assist with the design process from inception through to handover. The modelling process for the project was key to coordinating the building services from the existing building to the new extension and to ensure building services were concealed but accessible to enhance the internal aesthetics. This process was critical to enable the contractor to understand the complex path of these services and how they were going to integrate with the building structure and fabric. The modeling process was critical to understand the connection between the existing 1970’s building and our new contemporary timber frame.

The project was completed and handed over on time despite the planning issues during the early stages of the project.