‘The building work is going extremely well. We are delighted with the good relations the men have with the school and their consideration and care’ represetnative of Bootham Junior School.

At the York Design Awards 2011 last night (28th June 2011) at York University we picked up an award for best building in the category Non-Residential Community / Public and got very high praise from an eminent architect ( Professor Robert Adam) for a well-executed building built to high standards and more than fulfilling the clients expectations.

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Client: Potts, Parry Ives and Young Architects


On behalf of the school governors, working in conjunction with Potts Parry Ives and Young Architects, the construction involved the formation of a new large extension to the existing school (approx 200m2) to create a nursery and ancillary accommodation including two teaching areas, toilets, wet play and outside play areas. Also carried out were alterations and improvements within the existing school (approx 150m2) to refresh additional parts of the existing accommodation (reception classrooms and junior classrooms) and to create a new library and a new Art and design classroom.

These works have been undertaken alongside a busy school and we have been commended on our stringent attention to health and safety on site to provide a safe working environment for our staff and also minimise any risks to the staff, visitors and children at the school through meticulous planning incorporating working ‘out of hours’ where deemed necessary.

Externally at Bootham we modified the existing access to the school, providing new pavings and play areas including a proprietory soft play area. We also reconfigured and renewed fences and associated landscaping.