The project consists of a new hall and kitchen with internal alterations to the entrance area and the addition of a mezzanine floor into the existing hall. The contract value was £650,000.
There were significant level issues to overcome with the playground at the rear being much higher than the school. This required a retaining wall to be incorporated into the rear of the new hall. This was made into a feature with seated steps in the playground.
The existing timber roof trusses over the hall had to be strengthened with steels as the bottom tie rod had to be removed in order to accommodate the new mezzanine floor.
Client : Northants County Council
Architect : PHP Architects
Principal Contractor : Borras Construction
Structural Engineer : BCAL Consulting
Civil Engineer : BCAL Consulting