Sector
Education
Form of Contract
2 Stage / JCT Standard Building Contract
Architect
MEB Design
Price
£2.5m
Duration
52 Weeks
Quantity Surveyor
Ainsley & Partners

Construction of a new state of the art school auditorium


Aldwickbury School

Harpenden, Hertfordshire

 

SUMMARY / DESCRIPTION:

The project involved the demolition of the existing 1960s built school hall, and the construction of a new state of the art, cross laminated timber constructed school auditauriam to serve for assemblies and for all of the productions put on by the school.
 

The timber construction was clad in brickwork with roof coverings comprising clay tiles, single membrane ‘Sarna’ and standing seam sheet metal, all of which complemented the surrounding existing finishes of the adjacent school buildings.  Adjacent to the hall we extended an existing Victorian Coach House to provide more music rooms for the pupils. All external finishes in terms of brickwork, roofing, windows and doors, matched those of the original Coach House.

 

Challenges

All works were carried out whilst the school was fully operational and due to restricted access via a narrow 300m driveway, we employed a full time Traffic Marshall who walked all vehicles in and out of the site.

 

Outcome

The success of this project was achieved by our putting the needs of our client at the forefront of everything we did, understanding their needs and ensuring the school operated without disruption throughout the contract period. We went onto negotiate a further two projects with the school.

 

This project was delivered by our GPF Lewis Solutions Management Team

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