Client: Vernon Educational Trust
We constructed a new build, two storey art and design technology block of approximately 1200m² gross internal floor area, which was completed in April 2009.
The contract included the demolition and site clearance of existing single storey classroom and welfare facilities. On the piled foundations and reinforced concrete ground beams a steel frame was erected (approximately 50T).
Pre-cast concrete beam and block ground floors and plank first floor components were installed. The roof structure incorporated large section glulam primary rafters and beams to take timber secondary rafters with a combination of tiled and sarnafil roof coverings. The façade includes the installation of Velfac windows and Technal curtain walling and doors.
The building was designed to incorporate a high specification mechanical and electrical installation. It is designed to BREEAM energy efficiency standards using solar shading and a complex ‘stack’ ventilation system, which is controlled by an energy management system.
The contract also included the installation of a disabled lift, and the building is supplied fully fitted out with furniture, fixtures, fittings and equipment to provide the school with a complete Turnkey solution.