Saunders Education

Nigel Marcoolyn

Senior Associate Director

BA(Hons) DipArch DipTP (Shef) PGCPPA (Cantab) ARB RIBA

Nigel is a Chartered Architect and has a diploma in Town and Regional Planning. He has extensive experience in education schemes and has spoken at a range of events on the role of architecture in engaging students, and how best to future-proof education establishments. Nigel is an effective and pro-active leader, supporting clients through the design and construction of their projects, ensuring that aspirations are realised to deliver pragmatic and above all achievable spaces for all.

nigel.marcoolyn@saundersarchitects.com

see nigel's education experience below

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Education Led Master Plan

Working with Paragon Structures and King Edwards School to develop an education led master plan for the school in Bath. Phase 1 included a new access and drop-off strategy integrated into the landscape. This was then followed by a feasibility for Phase 2, a sports facility including a 5 court sport hall, swimming pool, changing, gym, covered spectator seating for the MUGA, sprint track and café facilities.

King Edwards School, Bath
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New Music Accommodation, Additional Science, IT / Business Rooms and Technology Spaces

Working with AA projects to develop a curriculum assessment and feasibility for the development of school to allow for an increase from 8FE to 9FE over the next 5 years. The development includes for a series of new music accommodation spaces, additional science areas, IT / Business rooms and technology spaces within and as an extension to the existing buildings. We are now looking to commence planning and delivery to ensure that the spaces are ready for use before Christmas 2018.

Sarah Bonnell School, Stratford
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Master Plan For Tennis Centre, Sports Education and Changing Facilities.

Working with Paragon Structures and Bristol University to develop a master plan for their Tennis Centre, sports education and changing facilities. The master plan was to include for 12 tennis courts, 3000sqm of changing / other sports facilities and conference areas. Phase 1 is to include the first 4 tennis courts, reception and conference facility. This is currently being procured via the SCAPE framework.

Coombe Dingle Campus, Bristol University
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4 Court Hall, Classroom, Function Space and Changing Rooms

Working with Paragon Structures and Dumpton School we developed an alternative feasibility to the approved ‘Ball Hall’ scheme. This provided the same quality of design, with a greatly reduced construction programme and with a saving of approximately 1/3 of the construction cost. The scheme included a 4 court hall, classroom, function space and changing rooms.

Dumpton School
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Standard Sports Centres for Education Institutions

Working with Paragon Structures to develop a series of standard Sports Centres for Education Institutions, including Universities, Colleges and Schools. These can then be used for various different sectors and clients, depending on the scope of their requirements.

Standard Sports Centres
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Primary Academy

Needs analysis, brief development, feasibility and master plan for the development of the Primary Academy. This development proposal has been used to prepare for CIF funding for the 2016 allocation.

Applecroft School, Welwyn
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Primary School

Full design service, planning approval and delivery of a learning, SEN and specialist hub, through a mix of new build and refurbishment.

Powell Corderoy School, Dorking
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Technical Advisor, working with Mott MacDonald, on behalf of the Education Funding Agency, for a number of capital funding batches. These batches included Primary, Secondary and SEN schools within Kent, Greenwich, Lewisham and Croydon, for the Eastern, Southern and GLC batches of the Priority School Building Programme.

Education Funding Agency Technical Advisor
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Primary and Secondary Academy

Working with Willmott Dixon via the Academy Framework 8 week process to design, including consulting with all key stakeholders (including CABE) and prepare for planning for a new build primary school and science specialist facility.

West London Academy
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Primary School

Feasibility for extension of the existing Primary School in Kuwait. Scheme designed to be highly sustainable and provide classrooms, cooled sports facilities and naturally cooled social garden space.

Atica Bint Zaid School
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Secondary Boarding School

Working with Arcadis Project Managers to Master plan and create phased strategic approach for delivering key education and sports interventions, including new science, maths, sports and boarding houses.

Royal Hospital School, Suffolk
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Cooperative Working between Practices

Talk with Sarah Wigglesworth about large practices working with small niche practices to deliver exemplar educational projects, focusing on current works being undertaken within the Luton BSF.

RIBA Schools Client Forum
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East Midlands Batch

Working with Bowmer & Kirkland to design and integrate baseline proposals for a number of new build Primary, pre-fabricated Schools within Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Priority School Building Programme
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Secondary and Sixth Form College

Extension, refurbishment and new build whole school redevelopment, around a Catholic ethos and including faraday exemplar design for the Science Specialism.

Cardinal Newman Secondary School
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Language Specialist College

Master plan, concept, technical design and delivery of the language specialism building within the London Borough of Fulham and Hammersmith.

Fulham Cross Girls School
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Working with Sprung to design and develop a BREEAM Excellent standard 4 court sports hall at a fixed price that can be constructed for educational establishments.

Baseline Sports Facilities
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Further Education College

Education strategy and master plan, followed by a number of subsequent intervention buildings, including vehicle manufacturing, LLDD school, hair and beauty, library and entrance.

Brooklands College, Weybridge
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Further Education College

LEP led master plan and design of the new build campus, specialising in engineering, construction and sports. The process included liaising with supermarket providers, residential developers and neighbouring schools.

Brooklands College, Ashford
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Further Education College

Technical design and delivery of enabling works and preparation for phase 1 Creative Arts building for art, technology and engineering. Studio School master plan and technical detail delivery of Phase 1.

Barnfield College and Studio School
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Further Education College

Master plan, design and planning for the new build college campus, including their specialist catering areas and HE facility.

Boston College
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Further Education College

Appraisal of existing facilities leading to feasibility study and initial concept design ideas for replacement college campus on a site incorporating the Grade II listed former Royal Hospital building. The concept incorporated accommodation in the listed building, linked to a modern lightweight subservient building adjacent containing the majority of the facilities.

City of Wolverhampton College
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Architect Panel Debate. Panel debate about the process of Free Schools and whether teaching is influenced by environment.

Building Schools Exhibition & Conference
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Higher Education Campus

Working with Arcadis to formulate an education led estate strategy and master plans for Bishops Otter and Bognor Regis campuses. Works included subsequent design and delivery for the first phases including new music, academic and student accommodation buildings.

University of Chichester
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Higher Education Campus

Working with Arcadis to formulate an education led estate strategy and master plans for the new 20,000sqm campus in Swansea, including student accommodation, specialist training and new student centre.

University of Wales, Trinity St David’s
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Needs analysis, brief interpretation, concept design and feasibility for the new build extension and refurbishment of the existing sports complex.

University of Essex, Sports Building
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Higher Education Urban Campuses

Master plans, brief interpretation and feasibilities for four UAL campuses including Back Hill and Mare Street. This was developed into a concept design for Back Hill centred around Art and Technology.

University of the Arts
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Main Stage speech on sustainability within higher education. Practical speech taking reference to specialist projects at the Edge Hotel (RWE for Hospitality and leisure at University of Essex), University for the Creative Arts new campus in Epsom, and the first carbon neutral research and development building for the University of Sheffield.

Building For Education
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Specialist Training Centre

Strategy and master plan, design and delivery for this highly technical and cutting-edge, interactive physical & theoretical training building

Essex Fire HQ & Training Centre
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Scheme to enhance the fire service training facility, including making the fire training facilities 100% exhaust free, in what became the exemplar hot smoke facility.

Hampshire Fire Service Training Centre
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Primary School Age Educational Facility

A number of master plans and feasibility designs for nursery and junior age students within a health-club and sport / stadia setting.

Healthtracks
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Woodfield Secondary School. School Community Governor, Resource Committee Chair and responsibility for Pupil Premium.

SEND School Governor

The examples above demonstrate Nigels’s professional experience in the Education sector. Some projects were undertaken prior to joining Saunders.