This particular project was two-phased consisting of fire precaution works on the existing School and a new build Sports Pavilion fronting the playing fields.
Contract | Lowbrook Academy Pavillion
Contract Dates | July 2016 to October 2016
Contract Value | £360k
Client | Lowbrook Academy
Principal Designer | Thomson Roddick Laurie
What we did
The fire precaution works comprised of upgrading the existing fire doors. Non-fire doors were replaced with pre-finished solid core fire doors to closely match the existing door finish. Compartmentation was then formed above existing ceilings using fire rated plasterboard and intumescent fire bats, mastic and foam. These works were programmed in the summer holidays to accommodate the School.
The Sports Pavilion was a stand-alone timber frame building encasing a steel frame portal, constructed with traditional trench concrete footings supporting a precast suspended block and beam floor.
External walls were built from C24 timber studs wrapped externally with a decorated softwood cladding. The roof was constructed with traditional hand cut rafters supported on bespoke glulam engineered beams to form the internal vaulted ceiling. The roof was finished in cedar shingle tiles. Bespoke joinery timber windows and doors all decorated to match the cladding finish were installed.
Internal works included, new decorations, floor coverings, WC areas, mechanical and electrical modifications.
A raised timber deck and handrails with a set of stairs leading down to the playing fields was then constructed towards the front of the building.