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Holmer Academy – New Classroom Block

Project: New Block at Holmer Academy

Client: Holmer C E Academy

Architect: Education Property Partnership

Due to the expanding community and growing pupil numbers it was essential to expand the local primary school to accommodate these needs with two new classrooms, a group activity room and toilets.

With the threat from the flood waters off Ayles Brook , the building was built with it’s ground floor elevated using a concrete beam and block method. The general construction of the project was with a rustic facing brick and a blue brick feature band to the plinth and lintels. The roof was constructed using trusses over the classrooms and a traditional cut roof over the front gable and covered in a fibre-cement slate.

The new building can also boast its green credentials with solar PV panels and heat-recovery ventilation systems.