Edison Primary School

Edison Primary School


The project aimed to demolish the existing Heston House to build Edison Primary School on its existing site, to create a 3 form-of-entry primary school. The new 630 place 3 storey primary school includes classrooms, 2 assembly halls, a library, domestic science facilities, a dedicated science room and full on site catering facilities. The external spaces included provision of a staff car park with a number of vehicle charging points, extensive cycle parking for staff and pupils, a MUGA, external play spaces and soft landscaping.

A steel frame was adopted to provide a lightweight structure with clear spaces and to allow future flexibility for the school as there are no internal loadbearing walls. Bracing and columns are positioned to minimise the intrusion on class spaces and open areas.

The drainage was restricted to greenfield run-off rates to improve sewer capacity in the local area. The space under the MUGA was utilised for attenuation purposes combining porous pavement and crates system. Existing Surface Water connection was utilised, and a new foul connection provided. The S278 works included a new zebra crossing with associated road markings.

Due to the poor ground conditions, the soil has td be improved using vibro-stone columns which would support the foundations and ground floor slab.

Lengthy conversations with the Local Highway Authority were required to obtain technical approval for the S278 works. Our scope was extended to support the LHA to implement a 20mph speed limit along Vicarage Farm Road which will improve the safety of pupils and parents travelling to the school.

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Dominic Ginty

Dominic Ginty
Service Director - Building Structures
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