St John’s Primary School is an innovative three storey newbuild school situated in the heart of Blackpool town centre. This unique £3.9m project designed by Aedas was commissioned by the School Governors through Blackburn Diocese with funding from the Department for Children, Schools and Families via the Targeted Capital Fund.
The 1,500m² scheme includes a 16 place early years unit, facilities for community use and a 1FE primary school each accessed via separate entries. It’s unusual height and design works with the tight urban context maximising both space and light whilst providing a secure and safe environment for staff and pupils to enjoy.
2011 Civic Trust Awards - Commendation
Manchester Society of Architects Design Awards 2010- Overall Winner + Community winner.
Shortlisted for British Council for School Environments (BCSE) 2010 - Inspiring Design
Blackpool Civic Trust - Best New Building 2009
Manchester Society of Architects Design Awards 2008 - Best Unbuilt Community Building.