AHR SECTORS
EDUCATION

FRONT STREET PRIMARY SCHOOL


  • FRONT STREET PRIMARY SCHOOL WAS ONE OF 12 SCHOOLS IN THE NORTH EAST PRIORITY SCHOOLS BUILDING PROGRAMME (PSBP) BATCH WHICH AHR WAS COMMISIONED TO COMPLETE BY MILLER CONSTRUCTION, NOW GALLIFORD TRY, ACHIEVING FINANCIAL CLOSE IN MARCH 2015 FOR ALL 12 SCHOOLS.

  • Front Street Primary School utilised the same typology as all of the the primary schools; 2 storeys with key stages by floor. The Early Years Unit is single-storey allowing natural daylight via rooflights and freeing up the elevations for covered play overhangs and furniture, fixtures and equipment. It also allowed for flexibility during the design development. Halls are located centrally and have secure community access.

    Four standardised ‘block typologies’ were developed for the secondary schools. The 2 storey environmental and structural solution developed maintained compliance and standardisation across the batch, whilst allowing flexibility to suit the individual briefs for each school. The blocks 'plug into’ the spine of common facilities which are organised in accordance with the briefs.

  • In order to deliver the 12 schools simultaneously, alongside the approach to standardised design was the strategic thinking around the BIM process. We amended the resources, deliverables and fee profiles to suit, ensuring resources were provided at the appropriate stages of each project.

    BIM processed included accurate 3D models, allowing the client to engage with the project and compare the original brief against the emerging designs for all 12 schools, aiding consistency throughout. Clash detection and co-ordination incorporating the structural and M&E models was also utilised, along with early testing of design performance, reviews, risk assessments and client walkthroughs.  

    The six secondary schools and six primary schools are spread over Durham, Gateshead, Northumberland, North Tyneside, Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees and Sunderland. They are worth around £100m and have a build area of 62,000m2. All 12 were completed over the course of 2016.

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