Internal & External Design & Build Project at Grammar School in Buckinghamshire
This £580,000 design and build project consisted of three phases which ran concurrently.
The first phase consisted of an external refurbishment of the tower block which included new roofing and a reconstruction of the top floor with the 2nd phase being construction of a new reception area and refurbishment of the existing building including alterations to the Loeridge Building library and the creation of the examination and committee room. The final phase was for the complete remodelling of 2 dated Science Laboratories in need of complete modernisation.
In the reception & science labs, all furniture, fittings and walls were stripped back, stud walls erected and walls re-plastered. Both laboratories were re-wired and provided new ‘in-floor’ gas runs for the proposed work stations. All floors were screened and finished with Altro Safety flooring. New Vulcathane waste pipes were re-routed and water heaters connected in concealed cupboard units*.
Incorporating the technology into the classrooms normally begins after the room configuration is set and frequently this process creates an obstacle to the implementation of truly modern active learning classrooms. We ensured this was avoided by liaising with the school throughout the construction process to ensure the final design catered for both the teacher and student’s needs.
*Units and furniture supplied and fitted by others