Emmaus Church of England and Roman Catholic Primary School, Croxteth

This was the first new-build joint Christian primary school in the country and on completion, set new standards for primary education in Liverpool. The design concept is based on the coming together of two elements (wings) to embrace a common purpose space. The classrooms are arranged along a central ‘street’ of activity with natural top lighting.

Arising from a partnership between the Anglican Diocese and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool and built on land which once formed part of the estate of the Earls of Sefton at Croxteth Hall, the school is in Croxteth Park, a private housing estate. It opened in September 1997, with the official opening on Friday 8th May 1998.

Brock Carmichael maintain an ongoing relationship with the Head Teacher and Governors and were recommissioned in 2003 to design phase 2.

Facilities: Nursery, infant wing classrooms, junior wing classrooms, main hall and kitchens, SEN classrooms, quiet learning, activity & topic bays, home base, library, IT suite, design technology room, staff workroom & meeting, offices, changing rooms, storage.

Client: Anglican Diocese and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese.
Duration: 1994-7, Phase 2 2003.
Value: Phase 1 £1.8M, Phase 2 £0.4M