Client: Acorn Care & Education 
Project: Refurbishment of Former Primary School 
Overview 
 
Acorn Care and Education are a private organisation that is involved with the education and care of children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. 
 
The organisation own a number of properties around the country, with much of this property being historic buildings of listed building nature. 
 
In May 2010 Acorn Care & Education engaged NK Consultants to design, specify and manage the refurbishment and upgrade of a recently acquired primary school premises in preparation for occupancy. 
The Project 
 
Prior to design works commencing, NK Consultants undertook a full condition survey of the premises to establish the state of the buildings and to assess the maintenance works required internally and externally. These works were incorporated into the refurbishment scheme. 
 
The existing architectural features were retained where practicable in order to achieve a blend of old and new. 
 
All areas were upgraded and refurbished to suit the new proposed curriculum activities such as a motor vehicle workshop, joinery and related trades workshop, general classroom learning areas and associated staff areas.