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Weald Of Kent Grammar School – Design and Build Sports Ball Hall

10 month project

A design and build construction project comprising a new detached sports hall (1300m2) with
ancillary areas including provision of new changing rooms, fitness suite, viewing gallery, studios, coffee shop and kitchen and reception area complete with all services, new drainage provisions and external works and associated alterations to the car park and landscaped external areas.

The new structure was erected on a former playing field area and we created disabled access ramps and paths linking school buildings. It was delivered on time and within budget. The school remained open and operational throughout the entire build period.

Access to the building externally and internally is fully inclusive with disabled access lift installed within the reception area.

Contract value: £1.7m Contract Period: 10-month
Existing grammar school with mainly two-storey brick-built buildings of varying ages with
available open land for the site of a new sports hall.
The project works were a design and build construction project comprising a new detached
sports hall (1300m2)

Site: Weald of Kent Grammar School, Tunbridge Wells
Project: Design and construction of a new Ball Hall
Programme: 10 months
Cost: approx. £1.7m

Site Description: Grammar School premises set in spacious grounds with beautiful far reaching views of the leafy Kent countryside, the school has excellent facilities and a large playing field area where the sports hall will be developed.

Project Description:
In 2018 we won a competitive tender to design and build a new detached 1300m2 sports hall on the former playing field, with ancillary areas including provision of new changing rooms, fitness suite, viewing gallery, studios, coffee shop and kitchen and reception area complete with all services, new drainage provisions and external works and associated alterations to the car park and landscaped external areas.

Works:

  • Design of the Ball
  • Foundations, footings and ground floor slab
  • Steel Frame
  • External brickworks and metal cladding and roof cladding
  • Windows and glazing
  • Mechanical and Electrical design and installation
  • Fire alarm, Security Alarms, CCTV, IT Installations, Telephones, Sound and Audio Visual
  • Sports Hall & Aerobics/ Cardio Specialist Floors and Internal walls and ceilings
  • Specialist fittings including acoustic folding partitions, glazed balustrading, specialist sports equipment, bleacher seating
  • External landscaping and new parking area

Challenges:
The close proximity of the construction access route to the existing school and the associated works to existing Electricity Sub-Station, bus lay-by, car park, boundaries, trees, hedges, paths and playing field.

Outcomes:
State of the art new sports facility for the school and local community.

During the project we delivered a safe and healthy working environment for all operatives, staff, pupils and visitors and zero reportable accident/incident rate.

Project completed on time and to budget ensuring client satisfaction and ongoing successful working relationship

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