Honington Primary School

Speed was the primary driver to deliver a new teaching facility for the start of term.




Suffolk County Council


Cocksedge Building Contractors

Build System

Kingspan TEK®

The Project

This project for a primary school was focused on build speed in order to deliver a new teaching facility in time for the start of term. The offsite-based construction nature of Kingspan TEK®, our structural insulated panel offering, was ideally suited to executing this project in the required timeframe. It would also enable the new structure to hit the airtightness performance which had challenged similar, traditionally built projects.

The Design

Honington Primary School was part of Suffolk County Council's classroom extension programme that was rolled out across the county to provide additional teaching space for expanding primary schools. It was especially vital that the classroom was constructed to programme as a new influx of students were enrolling at the start of the new term. The structure was completed during term time so noise and pollution had to be kept to a minimum. This threw up some challenges, as the constructors were working within a still-active school which was a small area. The offsite manufacturing process of our structural insulated panel system was well suited to adapting to the confined space. Though the benefits of its offsite construction process became invaluable in the small space, the main driver behind using Kingspan TEK® was the speed of build and fabric performance. It ultimately enabled the project to be completed on time and to the required airtightness standard.

Published June 2015

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