Timeline: onsite – December 2017, completion – October 2018
BSD was appointed by PCMS Design to provide mechanical and electrical engineering services for the extension of Henlow Church of England Academy.
The extension includes:
• A new, six classroom block – compliant with the Department for Education standards
• A Sport England standard, four court sports hall (690 m2)
• A 88m2 storage facility
As a new, standalone building new services were required (electricity, gas, water and a fire alarm system), which also needed to be connected to the existing site’s services without impacting the running of the school. This was carefully – and successfully – managed to ensure minimum disruption to the main school site.
It was imperative that the project finished on time so, through working closely with the delivery team, the extension completed in time for the new school term to start.
The project was funded by Central Bedfordshire Council and the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).