The design and construction of a two storey 4-classroom extension to provide additional teaching space.
The works consisted of the construction of a new library and teaching block, linked together by a steel frame walkway with an extensive amount of landscaping bringing all of the new build elements together with the existing buildings and site features. The project, situated alongside the Royal Wootton Bassett High Street, was planned and completed in 3 phases.
Phase 1 - Library - The Library is a hybrid of both steel and timber frame, a simple, one room building sat on a steep incline is elevated by a splayed four-legged steel frame. A modular timber frame sits above this steel base and is clad in charred larch. Other features include a green rubber crumb surface to the external walkway and a bright lime-green finish to the internal feature walls.
Phase 2 - Classroom B - The classroom block consists of a modular timber frame with single-skin brick cladding sat upon a beam and block suspended floor. The main feature of the classroom block is the external steel frame walkway which abuts the building's elevation. The external walkway maximises internal space by removing the need for an internal staircase, making room for four large classrooms, cloakrooms, meeting rooms and toilets. Other features of the classroom block include the zinc-clad oriel windows on both the north and south elevations and its double pitched roof.
Phase 3 - Demolition & Landscaping - A new playground was constructed and the surrounding bank was landscaped into a tiered amphitheatre, together with associated car parking and lighting.