PBA was appointed to offer structural consultancy services for a new village primary school as part of a larger development for The Duchy of Cornwall. Our role on the project was to complete the structural design which included new classroom areas, a hall, and a village shop.
The structure was of masonry construction with steel framed roof structures to all areas except the main hall where a green oak cruck frame was designed. The hall roof was designed to allow for high level windows to bring light into the area and for an intermediate screen to allow separation of the hall area.
PBA attended regular monthly design team meetings with the client which allowed collaboration with all parties. PBA helped to incorporate new technologies on the project through use of NBT Thermoplan Masonry incorporating insulation within the blockwork.