Glazed Buildings – Neale-Wade Academy

outside glass building
inside school canopy extension
inside glass canopy classroom
external glass building extension
Neale-Wade Academy

Neale-Wade Academy

ZONE™ Dining Space 168m²

Part of the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme, Neale-Wade Academy in March, Cambridgeshire experienced value engineering exercises during the design process with one of the steps taken being a reduction in size of the dining hall. Three years after opening in 2012, the two sittings for break and three sittings at lunchtimes was causing significant strain on the daily operations of the Academy.

Keen to find a cost-effective way of addressing this shortfall, Streetspace were invited to explore potential solutions. The front elevation of the school has a very striking composite façade system and the dining hall formed part of this. Feedback from initial design proposals established that a ZONE™ Glazed Enclosed Structure would be affordable and would meet their operational requirements, and if it could be designed to match the architectural features of the building and thereby be acceptable to the planning authority, then this would be a perfect fit solution. The structural glazing specialists of Streetspace successfully secured planning permission and the spacious environment created is very popular with both students and staff.


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ZONE™ Dining Space
Monopitch Rafter Design / Technal 3000 Series Aluminium Curtain Walling System incl. CD Doors / Kalzip FC Rainscreen Facade System / Heatguard Multiwall Polycarbonate Roofing System / Integral Guttering with PPC Aluminium Façade to front and side elevations / IR Heaters / Resin Bound Flooring
Steelwork PPC RAL 9010 Pure White / Curtain Wall / Technal CD Doors, Technal FXi65 window inserts in RAL 7009 green grey / Kalzip FC Rainscreen RAL 9006 Silver
Neale-Wade Academy. Wimblington Road, March, Cambridgeshire
December 2015