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.