construction of a new three storey education space provides 15 classrooms
to accommodate English, Maths and Art Studios, as well as a new sixth form
common room and staff areas.
project which was delivered as part of a larger master plan adopted by the
school to replace all of their ageing mobile classrooms provides new, modern
day facilities offering improved learning spaces for current and future
phase was located
to the rear of the school within the current grounds, between the existing
sports hall and the end of a two-storey building.
Given the location of the site, extensive risk planning and detailed method
were undertaken for all elements of the works to ensure the safe delivery of
planning of the works on site were part of the extensive consultation process
undertaken with both staff and students.
Various presentation and engagement
were also held for the key stakeholders including the local community before
and during the delivery of the scheme.
construction phase of the project saw the use of an in situ concrete frame to
aid the construction delivery time but also to meet the Architects design for
exposed concrete finishes to all floors to give the building a contemporary
look. The environmental performance of the building also benefits from the
exposed concrete as it acts as a heat reserve during the day which then cools
during the night, creating a comfortable space to learn in all seasons.
ensure that the use of concrete did not adversely affect the operation of the
school, floating acoustic ceiling panels were used not only help to reflect
natural light into the internal areas (which concrete
also create acoustic attenuation which is key a requirement for a