LOXFORD SCHOOL OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Project: Sports Hall Extension to provide Reception & Changing Facilities
Client: Loxford School Trust
Services provided: Principal Designer, Architectural Design
Contract value: £650k
The scheme was part of phased works to rejuvenate the Sports Block for the school, providing a new entrance lobby and additional changing rooms for use by both students and the wider community. Appointed by Principal Contractor, Ash Contracting we provided design services through RIBA Stages 3-4, tasked with developing the internal design of the scheme through planning and up to construction.
Daniel Connal Partnership liaised with the local planning department to negotiate a number of challenging planning issues and successfully submitted a non-material amendment application for the project. We also resolved several problems with the extension design, which originally had an external fire escape ramp reducing the size of an adjacent outdoor netball court. Our design solution successfully incorporated the escape ramp inside the building, leaving the netball court intact whilst meeting all relevant building regulations.