Lyttelton Primary School

Lyttelton Primary School is the first new merged school in the Christchurch Schools Rebuild Programme.

The new Lyttelton Primary School opened its doors to an innovative and inspiring learning environment in May 2016. It is the first new merged school in the Christchurch Schools Rebuild Programme and is the result of the merger of Lyttelton Main and Lyttelton West Schools.

Principal Diana Feary commented “Staff and pupils love their new buildings. It’s modern learning written large. The environment offers a myriad of open spaces cleverly designed to create many configurations – from big spaces for group work to pod spaces for independent work.

The Building Intelligence Group worked closely with the Ministry of Education, the design team ASC Architects, the School’s Board of Trustees, Principal and the wider School community. The new school has flexible spaces which support an innovative learning environment and a range of other modern facilities.

Due to a tight site, the main school building has two stories and includes a classroom block with modern open plan classrooms on two levels, with glass partitioned learning spaces. The adjoining administration block includes the library and technology spaces upstairs with the reception and staff area on the ground floor.

Timeframes for the project were extremely tight and cost control was an essential ingredient to deliver best design outcomes for modern learning environments. Principal Diana Feary believes the new school has a ‘real sense of belonging’ and says “we are delighted to be working our new purpose designed school, built to enhance the exciting concepts of 21st Century teaching and learning.”