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Sir Harry Smith, Peterborough

Sir Harry Smith, Peterborough

Sir Harry Smith, Peterborough Sir Harry Smith, Peterborough Sir Harry Smith, Peterborough
ContractorKier Construction Architect.
ClientKier Construction Value£9,000,000 Description

The two major areas of the two storey new build buildings include a steel frame drama block and a concrete frame teaching block.   The new drama block is a steel braced frame with precast concrete planks forming the 1st floor and a lightweight steel purlin roof.   The new teaching block is a reinforced concrete braced frame with flat RC slabs forming the first floor and the roof.  The foundations are mass concrete strips and pads.

Further smaller areas of new build included a new servery, infilling two courtyards in the west wing and infilling the void at first floor by the central stair in area D1.   Large areas of the existing 1950s school underwent refurbishments which included structural alterations; the most significant of which was the major remodelling of the classrooms to form a large open plan dining room.

Welland School, Peterborough

Welland School, Peterborough

Welland School, Peterborough
ContractorKier Construction ArchitectWoods Hardwick
ClientKier Construction Value£7,500,00 Description

Welland School is a new primary School in Peterborough constructed to the rear of an existing primary school which was demolished. The new single storey school is designed for two form entry and has 14 new classrooms, a main assembly hall, a dining hall, kitchen and ancillary rooms. The school is a mixture of loadbearing masonry and steel framed construction with external cavity masonry walls and pitched “green” roofs. The portalised steel framing to the two halls and the front and rear long elevations to the classrooms provide stability and resistance to lateral loading thus allowing for large windows to maximize natural daylight. Along the long corridors lateral resistance is provided by discrete steel cross bracing bays which allow a ribbon of windows at high level to each classroom, providing natural cross ventilation and daylight.

Hampton School, Library + Leisure Centre, Peterborough

Hampton School, Library + Leisure Centre, Peterborough

Hampton School, Library + Leisure Centre, Peterborough Hampton School, Library + Leisure Centre, Peterborough Hampton School, Library + Leisure Centre, Peterborough
ContractorKier Construction ArchitectWoods Hardwick
ClientKier Construction Value£9,000,000 Description

Hampton Community School is a new-build two storey multi-functional development which incorporates a 14 classroom school, library, hall, dance studio, and gym facilities all under one roof.  Both the school and community facilities are accessible via separate entrances off Clayburn Road, although internal access is available to the school for utilization of the community facilities.

Externally separate parking areas are provided for both the school and community facilities, whilst the school grounds also offer various hard and soft play areas, a mini, medium and adult football pitch, and a cricket pitch.

Reach Academy, Feltham

Reach Academy, Feltham

Reach Academy, Feltham
ContractorKier Construction ArchitectJestico + Whiles
ClientKier Construction Value£10,000,000 Description

PEP were appointed by Kier Construction as Civil & Structural Engineers for Reach Academy which offers nursery to sixth form education, as well as community facilities in Feltham, West London.

The £10million project includes a new 5 storey school building comprising of administration accommodation and specialist teaching areas with a new sports hall wing with a rooftop games court.  External works include an entrance forecourt with car parking, three hard-play courtyards and external learning areas. Two different structural framing solutions will be utilised to construct the building frame. The main building will be formed using cross laminated timber, whilst the sports hall with rooftop MUGA will be of a braced steel frame construction.  By utilising a relatively lightweight superstructure solution for the five storey building, PEP have been able to design a traditional foundation solution of concrete pads and strip footings.

The project team have implemented BIM (Building Information Modelling) to communicate and coordinate the building design, with PEP integrating Revit Structures with Fastrak Building Designer for structural analysis.

The Open University, Milton Keynes

The Open University, Milton Keynes

The Open University, Milton Keynes
ContractorSDC ArchitectRidge
ClientThe Open University Value£10,200,000 Description

PEP were appointed as civil and structural engineering design consultants for this three storey building, accommodating laboratories and an extensive roof level plant room. Designed to comply with stringent noise, vibration and thermal requirements, the building is to be environmentally friendly and assessed in accordance with BREEAM. The design and construction team were appointed on a Partnering basis with contractual agreements based on PPC 2000.