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Client: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Location: Twickenham, Middlesex
Year Completed: 2012
Contractor: Morgan Sindall
Extensive redevelopment of the Chase Bridge Primary School, located close to the Twickenham rugby ground in Middlesex.
The project involved demolishing approximately one third of the existing structure and replacement with a large single-storey building housing teaching spaces, offices and new hall. The main single-storey building was developed as a steel frame construction to enable the large openings and relatively long spans required. The roof construction was a structural deck supported on steel purlins.
Foundations were constructed using pad foundations with suspended thin ground beams between to support the bottom of the Metsec stud walls, thus removing the need to excavate between the pads. The floor slab was ground bearing on proof rolled natural material.
The drainage was a gravity system connected to the existing, however Gyoury Self was able to remove the pumps from the original concept design. The surface water run‐off from the roof is disposed of using a Type A permeable paving system.
Gyoury Self provided Structural and Civil Engineering services (RIBA Stage D‐K) and supported Morgan Sindall Construction PLC in their successful tender bid, providing cost savings over and above those provided by the client’s original Engineers.
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