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internal view of classroom used for teaching animal husbandry near st austell

An eco education

Creating a pair of sustainable new builds at Brannel School, known as ‘The Eco Patch.’


From the glimmer of an idea to the stroke of a pencil, the first turn of a door handle to the flickering of a smile across a face, at Marraum we bring more to your space – and take your story beyond its walls.

And we begin with you. Because at the heart of each architecture project – studio spaces, private loft conversions, commercial builds or building that dream home – are the people who use it.

They’re the yawns that stretch to eye-widening views in the morning. They’re the feet feeling cool concrete underfoot. They’re the eyes looking for inspiration at their desks. And the shoulders that hunker down in the evening. These are the people whose surroundings bring more to each and every experience.

With years of architecture and design experience in both Cornwall and further afield – paired with aesthetic drive, strong ethics and constant curiosity – we know how to make space work harder for you.So from beginning, middle and end – discover how you can bring your own story of space to life.


These buildings were designed to support the school’s new environmental-led course involving animal husbandry, cultivation and personal wellbeing.

Type:  New build 
Location:  Brannel School, Cornwall
Status:  Complete
Contractor:  Samuel Winn


Marraum’s sustainable ethos aligned perfectly with Brannel School’s commitment to the environment when creating a partnership to bring to life this truly unique build. The school wanted to create a new learning facility dedicated to bridging the gap for pupils in the understanding of cultivation and the environment around them.

external view of timber frame metal clad outdoor classroom


The project needed to incorporate these elements and provide an engaging surrounding that was like no other classroom. With collaboration from other consultants including structural engineers, mechanical engineers and contractors, the project moved forwards and, despite restrictions this was constructed during the Covid-19 pandemic.

internal view of classroom used for teaching animal husbandry
view from classroom window overlooking fields

"Inspiring vision from the school - a fantastic project to be part of " 


The project has been a joy for the Marraum team to work on – and our initial estimates coming in on target was a momentous day for all parties! We’re excited to watch construction begin over the next few months and to see this challenging vision realised in the Eco Patch, which highlights why architecture is an important consideration for schools.


external view of timber frame metal clad outdoor classroom

Work with Marraum on your next sustainable project

Whether commercial or residential, our architectural design process can bring your story of space to life. Contact us to get started.