North Cambridge School, Cambridge

Formerly known as ‘The Manor’ after The Manor Farm adjacent, the original school was purpose built in 1959 as a flagship school for Cambridge, with a pupil capacity of 460. The new £6m secondary school is a direct replacement of the original accommodation on the same site, and now caters for 750 pupils.

The school employs the efficient construction principles embodied in Wates Construction’s ‘Adapt Schools Solution’ whilst successfully balancing the sensitive requirements of Cambridge’s planning strategy. The school accommodation is arranged over two floors and minimises any single storey elements and the footprint on the site, thus maximising the efficiency of the construction.