New science teaching block, external escape stair and ramp along with internal remodelling of existing buildings at Selly Park Girls School, Birmingham.
The site was located at the rear of the school site and access was via a narrow lane which precluded the use of heavy or long structural elements
The new build comprised of a brick and render panel clad, specialist structural insulated panel (SIPS) superstructure constructed on traditional foundations.
The foundations and suspended ground floor slab were designed for the effect of heave due to removal of trees from the site.
Scheme developed to address the challenges of the restricted site, with additional constraint due to, nearby buildings, boundaries, below ground services and tree removal.
Modifications to buildings from a variety of eras, from Victorian to 1970s and providing support to the site team in dealing with unexpected conditions and details.
Foundation and ground floor sab design was coordinated with below ground drainage and incoming services ducts to allow construction to be complete in time for arrival of SIPS panels.
New block provided much needed updated facility for teaching of STEM subjects in community school for girls administered by Birmingham City Council.