EDUCATION

Education is a sector that often carries the requirements of expedient program time to comply with term times alongside a flexible interior layout. This flexible design feature creates what could be thought of as a time proofing element that enables the users of the building to be creative with the larger spaces they have available to them. A fully structural frame allows non structural partitioning walls. These facilitate a low cost and non permanent feature which can be adapted as the building use develops, grows or changes into the future.

Careful consideration to the structural solution for an educational establishment allows large spans to be achieved, engineered timber openings to create more interesting and engaging use of light throughout the building , and a structure that forms part of the aesthetic.

Building 57 is an outstanding combination of sustainable low-carbon ethos delivered with innovative construction methods - a truly optimised hybrid solution, creating a building with an exceptionally low carbon footprint. The challenge for B & K Structures was to provide a structural solution which could deliver the environmental credentials specified by the client, along with providing a fast... Read More

Located in South Cambridgeshire, Cherry Hinton Junior School had a requirement to increase the capacity of the school from 210 to 420 pupils. The School was a predominantly single storey building with hipped roofs and a central flat roof form, with part of the building being used as a Children's Centre with its own entrance... Read More

Plans were passed in 2013 for the construction of a three storey educational building and a single storey MBA lecture theatre, scheduled to be opened in the autumn of 2015 at the University of Essex. The build comprised a B & K Structures optimised hybrid structure of glulam, CLT, steel and prefabricated wall cassettes... Read More

Holy Trinity Primary School has had its capacity doubled under a contract carried out for the London Borough of Richmond by Apollo Education; with B & K Structures supplying and erecting cross laminated timber and steel elements to create 11 new classrooms as well as a new staff room and other facilities. While Apollo Education used Shepheard Epstein Hunter as its architect during... Read More

B & K Structures has designed and supplied its unique steelwork and engineered timber hybrid frame for the ambitious, state-of-the-art Malvern College Sports Complex, in Worcestershire. Squires and Brown, chartered architects and building surveyors in Cheshire, had the challenging brief to design a high-tech and modern school sports facility... Read More

To achieve the required build timescale and deliver a highly sustainable development, Orpington based Neilcott Construction opted to use a cross laminated timber panel system for the walls, floors and roof of a new school development - the Manor Longbridge Primary School for the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham... Read More

Meadows Primary School

Not all buildings need to be constructed from scratch, in many cases part demolition of an existing block and upgrading sections of the original structure, can provide an adequate solution with far less disruption. This was the preferred approach for Meadows Primary School in Northfields, Birmingham, where cross laminated timber (CLT) was used as the core structural component... Read More

Notre Dame Cathedral College in Liverpool was the first of eight schools to receive funding of £100m from the Building for Schools for the Future Programme, initiated by Liverpool City Council. The school was relocated from its Victorian home to a new site next to Everton Park Sports Centre, in Great Homer Street. Addressing some of the key concerns around the cost of building schools... Read More

Our Lady & St Joseph's Catholic Primary School is a new educational facility, designed to provide an exceptional, fun learning environment for the children of Poplar - a historic and mainly residential area of East London. The school was formed following a merger between Holy Family Catholic School and Our Lady Catholic Primary School... Read More

The work at Preston Manor School has been carried out for the London Borough of Brent, on a design and build basis by Kier Construction (London). Kier opted to utilise an engineered timber solution of cross laminated timber panels and awarded the contract for its design, supply and installation to B & K Structures... Read More

Led by Bangor University and working with partners at Swansea and Aberystwyth Universities, the Sustainable Expansion of the Applied Coastal and Marine Sectors (SEACAMS), is an EU scheme, delivering research projects in marine science between businesses. The scheme provides business support amenities with facilities such as laboratories underpinned by an intellectual... Read More

As the demand for school places across the country increases, the need to build education facilities at a rapid rate calls for innovative building methods to meet this urgent requirement. There are many factors influencing demographic changes - making sure there are enough school places for local children is a major concern for parents and a challenge for government and councils... Read More

Farnborough College of Technology, situated in Hampshire, offers a wide range of further and higher education programmes accredited by the University of Surrey. Designed to be the colleges flagship building - construction began in 2015 on the University Centre Farnborough - an outstanding new facility for students and a step towards the college realising its vision... Read More

Set in the heart of England near Coventry, The University of Warwick is a research campus that was founded in 1965 and originally set up as part of a government initiative to expand access to higher education. To mark the 50th anniversary, plans were passed for a comprehensive redevelopment of the university's central campus involving a new teaching and learning facility... Read More

By integrating four different materials on this project B & K Structures took hybrid structures to another level. B & K Structures were brought on board to fabricate the onsite boarding house and the academy roof itself after extending its product range to encompass cross laminated timber and acoustic cassette floors. Andrew Deeprose, Design Co-ordinator for Kier Moss comments... Read More