IID Architects







St Thomas More Primary School

Location Coventry

Client EFA

Contractor Wates

Completed 2014

Value £2.8M



Under the PSBP framework and working on a rapid programme of 6 weeks of engagement sessions with the school, EFA and their technical advisors, IID developed a full planning application package for submission to Coventry City Council for St Thomas More Primary School, followed by a fast track construction programme with Wates.


At St Thomas More, where part of the original school had been condemned and pupils were housed in temporary portacabins on the playing field, IID provided a new 2 storey, 2FE Primary School building with external works and landscaping to transform the site. Issues of access and security were addressed as well as incorporating an additional Community Room that was funded directly by the School. Break-out space was included within widened corridors and the library giving views down into the Hall. The completed project was finished on time and within the tight EFA budget constraints.