Daniel Connal Partnership is delighted to be providing quantity surveying services for PWA Designs Ltd on an £8.9m scheme in West London. Phase 2 of the project is about to start on site.
Hounslow Heath Junior School is expanding to accommodate increasing pupil numbers, and will deliver the capacity for a 7 class intake.
The ambitious scheme includes the construction of a three storey teaching block with single storey extensions to provide toilet, teaching and admin facilities and a new entrance lobby. The interior of the 1930s building is also getting a comprehensive facelift. Small classrooms will be a thing of the past once internal walls have been demolished, delivering spacious classrooms that meet current design standards. Modular buildings currently on the site will either being re-purposed, relocated or removed.
Sitting directly under the flight path for Heathrow Airport, noise reduction was a major design consideration in the plans for the School’s expansion. The Scheme is required to achieve BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) excellent as a condition of its planning permission, hence the design includes an insulated render system to the walls, insulted triple layer felt roofing system, and triple glazed windows to control the noise impact of the passing planes. The new extension will also feature a ground-air heat exchanger system (earth tube) to provide fresh air without the necessity of opening the windows.
With so much work going on, it is no surprise that the project programme spans some 110 weeks. Work is being carried out in phases to enable the school to remain operational throughout.
The project is due for completion in September 2019.