Parents want their children to receive the best education and subsequently applications are highest at schools where staff ensure stimulated pupils consistently achieve excellent results. Head teachers will be under enormous pressure to raise admission quotas to meet this demand and avoid the wrath of understandably upset families. However, many excellent schools have filled their existing building space to capacity and lack the necessary funding to initiate full-scale modifications using traditional building techniques.
This was exactly the predicament faced by King Edward VI School for Girls, Handsworth, a high-achieving school with a fantastic local reputation.
They identified that outdoor space, adjacent to existing buildings, had the potential to accommodate a new enclosed dining area extension. With spacious dining facilities relocated to an affordable but stylish, temperature moderated extension, premium space could be freed up in the core building, allowing the creation of more school spaces. The Streetspace team worked closely with client side M&E consultants and delivered a stunning extension featuring a highly specified ZONE™ Glazed Building. You can read the full case study here.
Anthony P Cliff, Dip. Arch, ARIBA Chartered Architect, acted as the Client Design Advisor for the duration of the project that was completed on time with an 8 week programme on site.
‘I was engaged by King Edward VI School Handsworth to oversee a much-needed extension to their dining hall, with the key criteria being that it should be suitable for at least 100 students to sit and eat a hot meal all year round yet not exceed their limited budget.
After evaluating a number of options, the School selected a Zone structure from Streetspace and we worked with them to fine-tune the specification so that it both looked great and met all the building regulation standards required for an extension but at substantially lower cost than a traditional build.
The completed dining space has been very successful, with its insulated steel roof, double-glazed aluminium curtain-walling and HVAC maintaining a comfortable environment at all times; I would have no hesitation whatever in recommending the Streetspace turnkey solution to any organisation looking to create cost-effective dining space.’
If you are eager to keep pace with the demand for places at your school and think you may have space that could be working harder for you, please get in contact and we can discuss your potential project requirements.