St. Mary’s Catholic School, Newcastle

Simon Hatcher was the Architect for St. Mary’s Catholic School for 1150 pupils ranging from 11 to 19 years old in Newcastle Upon Tyne. His involvement throughout its construction bridged the founding of Hatcher Prichard Architects.

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The building is  designed to be light, airy and an outstanding climate for teaching and learning. The main hall, sports hall and community facilities are laid out each side of an imposing central entrance and atrium. Radiating from the rear of the atrium, three ‘fingers’ house the school’s main teaching facilities with a formal arrangement of bright and spacious classrooms, laboratories and teaching spaces. The headmaster recently described how the school has now been in the new building for five years and says that it continues to provide an inspirational resource for students and staff alike.

Please read the views of a range of clients, stakeholders and design team members who describe their experience of working with Simon Hatcher on this project:

Corporate Project Manager. Newcastle Upon Tyne

Chief Executive. Local Education Partnership

Senior Adviser, Children’s Services. Newcastle Upon Tyne

Project Manager. Contractor

Project Director. Multidiscipline Design Company

Structural Engineer

Landscape Architect

he following exquisite timber model was made by Amalgam Modelmakers in Bristol. Please visit the Amalgam website to see more examples of their work.

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Finally please visit the  St. Mary’s School website. You can tap on the logo below.

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