This was to provide a suitable independent space for the sixth form aged students, as well as fantastic facilities for the wider community. The facilities incorporated in the design included 4 new classrooms, an ICT room, a food technology room, performance space, and a sixth form common room.
The Interior design team also completed a thorough space plan to co-ordinate all interior items. This involved clash detection software to ensure the positioning of furniture, fixtures and equipment did not clash with mechanical and electrical (M&E) items, such as plug sockets and vents. Careful consideration of the presentation of the M&E services was also required such as considering the duct work, pipe work, type of insulation, containment, and colours to suit each room to maintain the excellent interior finish of the building.
Our team of Structural Engineers designed the main structure of the school to consist of a Structurally Insulated Panel System (SIPS). This method reduces waste and, improves the efficiency of the building reducing future energy costs for the school and the impact on the environment. To accommodate the parking and coach drop off area our engineers carried out early engagement with The Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) to ensure the scheme fulfilled the specific drainage design strategy required for planning permission to be achieved. This early engagement allowed us to gain preplanning advice and discuss the submission strategy to ensure we met all necessary requirements when submitting the planning application.