Laurent Hall and Sports Facilities
Laurent hall internal

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Project Description

Client: Lancing College
Location: The Droveway, Hove
Year Completed: 2017
Value: £2m
Architect: Hazel McCormack Young (HMY Architects)
Contractor: Tasker Catchpole

A new multi-purpose facility including a school hall, changing rooms and kitchen, a small gallery and foyer space. The main hall provides space for school assemblies and dining, as well as indoor sports and cultural activities. It is also available to the local community for meetings and events.

The energy-efficient two-storey building is predominantly steel-framed and features exposed ‘Glulam’ timber rafters over the main hall.

The Challenges

Gyoury Self undertook all structural design and detailing of this extensive project using Revit to produce an integrated BIM model.

The main challenge was to create an open space for the main hall including an expressed roof structure which needed to be aesthetically pleasing. This was achieved by using Glu-lamintated (Glulam) rafters. To resist the outwards thrust of the roof stainless steel cables were used. These were placed across the building to the bottoms of the rafters accordingly.

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