Recent & Current Educational Projects

Skinners Kent Primary School, Tunbridge Wells

Client: Kent County Council
Main Contractor: Baxall Construction
Architect: HazleMcCormackYoung LLP
Project Manager: Faithful & Gould
Structural Engineer: Campbell Reith
Building Control: BBS Building Control Ltd. 

The Skinners' Kent Primary School was delivered to time and budget. The new school is situated within the heart of the new Knights Wood development to the North of Tunbridge Wells. Designed and built on behalf of Kent County Council, this new sustainable school development hosts a 2-storey state-of the-art teaching facility and outdoor space with scope for development at a later date to accommodate increased student numbers.

Baxall’s winning bid offered KCC a value engineered solution using ‘modern methods of construction’ which specifically encompassed a STREIF off-site fabricated approach as opposed to a traditional build on site.

In addition to the benefits realised through an advanced timber solution, the early-stage value engineering exercise highlighted a number of potential savings on prelims and foundations against a steel frame/ masonry approach. This, coupled with further sustainable design features such as photovoltaic panels created an energy efficient building which will generate whole life cost savings for the school.

The project was designed and delivered using BIM (Building Information Modelling). The use of 3D technology enabled delivery to be significantly more efficient in comparison to a traditional 2D approach.

For further information about the school and its construction, please follow this video link: Baxall - Skinner's Kent Primary School


Updated: 2017-02-13 10:04:34   Added: 2017-02-13 09:18:34




The Foreland School, Ramsgate, Kent

Client: Education Funding Agency
Main Contractor: Kier Construction Southern
Design Architect: HazleMcCormackYoung LLP
Building Control: BBS Building Control Ltd
BREEAM Assessment: Bespoke Builder Services

The school was developed under the Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Strategy and accomodates the needs of 200 pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD). The building is single storey throughout to ensure ease of access to all parts of the school for all pupils and give good access to outdoor play and learning spaces.

The desire of the School was ensure that all class bases had direct access to open soft play areas onto a central courtyard. However, this could not be achieved with the original compact plan. Therefore, the architect's response was to elongate the plan and provide distinct indoor class bases for the nurseries with direct access to outdoor learning and soft play areas. This enabled the school frontage to expand to provide minibus and parent car parking close to the building entrances, an important requirement for SEN students with limited mobility. The Foreland School also offers complementary facilities, including specialist therapy, meeting rooms, hall and dining hall to the community.


Updated: 2017-02-10 12:35:53   Added: 2017-02-10 12:10:54




The Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Coram Campus, London

Client: The Coram Group
Project Manager: Gleeds Cost Management
Architect: Philip Meadowcroft Architects
Contractor: Thomas Sinden Limited
Structural Engineers: Price & Myers

BBS is providing Building Control on Phase 3 of the Coram Campus in Brunswick Square, London. BBS also worked on previous developments at the school campus which included a 2 storey annexe and entrance forecourt. Also a detached 2 storey building to provide a therapy pavillion and ancillary offices. This latest phase will  be the construction of a 3 storey education block, comprising: reception lobby, meeting rooms, lecture theatre, kitchen and WC facilties.

The project was made possible by the Queen's Trust and Buckingham Palace has agreed to allow Coram to name the building, "The Queen Elizabeth II Centre". 


Updated: 2017-02-10 12:33:48   Added: 2016-11-18 15:35:06




Rhodaus Town - Student Housing Project

             

 

BBS are working with Guy Hollaway Architects to provide Building Control on the Rhodaus Town scheme. The new build student housing project is located within the St. George’s to Canterbury East regeneration zone on the site of the former Peugeot Showroom, Petrol Station and Garage. The proposal includes for a 539-bed ‘high-end’ new build student residence which draws inspiration for its form and materiality from the arrow slits and flint work of the adjacent city wall.

An ‘active frontage’ to the student accommodation will provide an interactive interface to the street scene providing facilities including a new gym and student study areas. The building is formed around a garden square which will provide landscaped external space for the accommodation. Completion is expected to happen in August 2017, ready for students arriving September 2017.


Updated: 2016-08-16 09:07:13   Added: 2016-03-15 11:01:04




The Mead School, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Completion of a new three storey extenstion, side porch and entrance. Plus internal and external alteratiobns.


Updated: 2016-03-02 11:10:35   Added: 2016-08-16 09:06:05




Fairchild House and Mayfield House - Student Accommodation

BBS is carrying out the Building Control works on two Student Accommodation projects in Southampton - Fairchild House and Mayfield House. 

Mayfield House is a three storey block, comprising of 17 student units and Fairchild House incorporates the conversion of ground and first floor + new build second and third floor timber frame to provide 45 residential student units. Both accommodation blocks are in close proximity to Southampton University and Southampton Solent University, and are well situated for the social life that Southampton has to offer. 

 

   

Client - My Pad

Builder - KJ Parker Building Contractors Ltd 

Project Managers - Millbank (Southern) LLP & Lainston Colleys LLP

 

 


Updated: 2015-11-09 09:15:28   Added: 2015-07-30 16:02:16




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