The project involves the construction of a ten storey steel frame teaching block with a seven storey glazed atrium, a four storey concrete frame catering block and a four storey steel frame sports hall block on the site of the existing Castle South Campus. There is also a single storey extension on top of an existing two storey loadbearing masonry building and a single storey nursery building.
The basement floor of the building is generally used for car parking with columns on a 7.2 m grid. The steel frame of the tower block has columns on a 6m grid to suit the teaching room layout. One metre deep reinforced concrete transfer beams have been incorporated at the ground floor level to transfer the column loads.
We designed the foundations and structural frames on all five buildings, together with the external works, retaining walls and drainage.
Architect: Jefferson Sheard Architects
Contractor: J F Finnegan
Construction Value: £52M