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Project Description

Client: Surrey County Council
Location: Redhill, Surrey
Year Completed: 2019
Contractor: Morgan Sindall
Architect: ECE Architecture
Contract value: £6.4 Million

Extension and refurbishment works at St. Bede’s School in Redhill, Surrey; including the construction of a new 3-storey extension to the main teaching block, incorporating eight new classrooms and three science laboratories. The existing Arts Block was extended to include enhanced music facilities and classrooms for IT and business studies. Internal adaptations included two new technology workshops. The dining area was enlarged and a new entrance constructed next to the main hall.

Construction comprised braced frame with composite steel beams for the 3-storey extensions to Main School Block and Arts Block. Sway frame for the Dining Hall extension identified as being the most suitable option given the particular design constraints for this project. The Front Entrance framing was traditional timber roof with load bearing masonry wall construction.

Given the depth of made ground, shrinkable clay soil, the close proximity of mature trees and potential for ground water, the building extensions for Main Block, Arts Block and Dining Hall were supported of piled ground beams. Main Entrance extension was supported in deep mass concrete trench foundations.

Gyoury Self provided full structural and civil engineering services.


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