The proposed scheme involved constructing modular classrooms for KS1 students, along with outdoor play areas. This would consolidate KS1 teaching spaces into a single location, which was not previously possible due to the topography and accommodation constraints present at the existing school. The new facilities would bring about improved amenities that would be more easily shared across this specific age range.
Before work began on site, there was a ground investigation undertaken to shorten the lead in time for the contractor, Ideal Building Systems, the phase II Ground investigation didn’t highlight any anomalies however, it did allow a more efficient drainage design to be realised owing to the ground conditions found.
We also conducted a feasibility study, where it was concluded that a small number of trees would have to be lost to facilitate the development. However, the landscaping scheme included several compensatory trees and screen planting which would be adopted where possible, to reinforce existing boundaries and provide screening to neighbouring properties.