WALTHAMSTOW HALL SCHOOL
Project: Sports Hall with ancillary amenities, Dance/Aerobics Studio, Fitness Suite, Classroom
Client: Walthamstow Hall School
Services provided: Project Management, Quantity Surveying, CDM Services
Contract value: £1.9m
Walthamstow Hall is an independent girls’ day school in Kent, educating pupils between the ages of 3 and 18. The scheme was to build a single storey sports hall (4 badminton courts) and a three storey extension, housing changing rooms, a fitness studio, dance studio and classroom/meeting rooms. The extension was designed to adjoin an existing swimming pool facility.
Daniel Connal Partnership was appointed on behalf of Ball Hall Ltd as Employer’s Agent on this project which was procured as a Design and Build contract through a competitive single stage route.
The school, playing fields and swimming pool remained operational throughout the build and managing the risks involved to ensure the safety of students and staff was of paramount importance.
Partly constructed on the site of an existing hard court play area, the design & construction process was made more complex by steeply varying ground levels. In order to resolve this issue the three storey extension was partially positioned below finished ground level and constructed with a waterproofed retaining wall.
Situated in a sensitive residential location it was also vital to ensure that any impact on or nuisance to neighbouring residents was kept to an absolute minimum.
Daniel Connal Partnership was very pleased to successfully deliver this exciting project on time and on budget, maximising our Client’s investment and providing a first class sports venue for the school.