The Bilingual Primary School Brighton and Hove yesterday opened the doors of its new premises in The Drove Way near Hove Park.
The new purpose-built school building will be home to 250 bilingual pupils who until recently were being taught in borrowed classrooms at the Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) in Falmer.
Gyoury Self Partnership undertook the structural and civil engineering design and detailing of the new three form entry primary school. The building was constructed using a steel frame with precast concrete planks and lightweight profiled metal deck roof. The foundations were constructed using CFA piling, which due to the sites close proximity to a local drinking water extraction point, required close liaison with the Environment Agency to ensure there was no disruption to the local drinking water supply.
Surface water needs to be attenuated and stored in below ground tanks, before being discharged at a controlled rate into the public sewer.
The new Bilingual Primary School expects to have 90 children join each September until it meets its capacity of 630 school places.
Image credits: The Bilingual Primary School Brighton and Hove