The project has been funded and procured by the Educational and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) under the Priority School Building Programme (PSBP), which is a centrally managed programme set up to address the needs of schools most in need of urgent repair.

 
Location:
Hemel Hempstead
Services:

Architecture

Interiors

Landscape

Budget:
£12m
Client:
Interserve Kajima
Awards:
Graphisoft BIM Project of the Year 2016
Sector:
Education - Secondary
 

The site has been rebuilt to provide a high quality and contemporary environment that replaces ageing and unsuitable buildings. This comprises the provision of new teaching facilities for 1500 pupils.

Following completion of the new building, the school were able to move in and the existing school was demolished. The phased approach allowed the school to remain operational without the need for temporary accommodation. The former school buildings have been replaced with sports fields and car parking and the total area of outdoor sports space on site has increased because of the more efficient new building footprint.

 

The new building and transformed landscape environment offer a much more positive and safer learning environment for the pupils and local community.

 

The building was a BIM level 2 project with a high degree of collaboration and coordination within the design team. Regular clash detection between models allowed maber to coordinate and develop the design and ensure efficient design progression.

 

The building is comprised of two wings linked with a central hub which forms the entrance and heart of the school.

 

The building is composed of a number of robust and long lasting materials that will not only tie it to it’s context but also the family of schools being built across Hertfordshire in the batch of the Priority School Building Programme.