Minimal disruption… but great involvement
The challenge for BAM was to deliver the buildings without disrupting the day-to-day learning.
The cross-laminated timber structure was manufactured in and imported from Austria. This allowed BAM to build the frame with minimum noise disruption to neighbours living on either side of the school.
Children and construction generally don’t mix. So the Project Manager had to ensure that personnel could access the site easily, while protecting the children. At the same time, pupils of all ages were involved in the project throughout.
Sustainability measures include combined heat and power generation, as well as the timber cladding. The project is on target for a BREEAM Very Good rating.