Clarkebond appointed to Primary School for South Gloucestershire
Clarkebond are delighted to be appointed to provide engineering services for a new £6.9m primary school in Frenchay, South Gloucestershire. The new school, which will replace the old school located nearby, will be on a 1.3 ha section of the former Frenchay Hospital site.
The proposed new building will be two storey with a steel framed primary structure, steel framed secondary structure to form the inner leaf of the external walls, part rendered and part timber clad elevations, powder coated aluminium double glazed windows/curtain walling, a flat roof and metal stud internal partitioning all as indicated on the tender drawings. Distinctive design features aim to create a sense of awe and wonder and provide a place where reflection and calmness are evident in how the space is used.
External works include the design of a new staff car park and service yard, a hardplay area for netball and basketball, new sports pitch, play equipment and trim trails, 2.4m security fencing around the site boundary, internal fencing around the reception play area, reception canopy, sprinkler tank enclosure, bin-store enclosure, new underground foul and surface water systems, new incoming underground service mains.
Clarkebond will be providing civil and structural engineering, flood risk assessment, and suds drainage design on the project. There will be a number of engineering challenges to overcome on the project relating to the site location and size including poor access routes for both pedestrians and vehicles, existing trees which have protection notices on them, planning consent for high rise residential flats on the red line west boundary, an existing hospital on the west boundary, a listed boundary wall in the north area of the site, a wooded area with overhanging trees on the east boundary.
Tenders for the construction of the school will be issued in July 19 with a start on site expected in October 19 and completion in November 2020.
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