The school, which prides itself on its commitment to the arts, has plenty to be shout about alongside its bright and airy new extension, including recently being judged by Ofsted as ‘Outstanding’ in every category and holding the Healthy Schools Status award.
In line with GML’s ethos of creating buildings that are both aesthetically pleasing, whilst offering low energy in construction and use, the extension features a timber frame and a sedum roof. The sedum roof was chosen to help create a natural environment for wildlife whilst boosting the building’s thermal and acoustic performance. It will also act as a learning focus for the pupils.
The building also features high performance insulation and windows to create a thermally efficient envelope. Externally, the £465,000 design and build scheme features a mix of timber cladding and render.
The project, which saw the demolition of an existing structure before GML could start work on the new extension, also involved the creation of new car parking and a play area.
This latest project further reinforces GML Construction’s reputation as one of the fastest growing main contractors in the South East and a leader in the delivery of sustainable education building projects.
The project was completed at the end of June 2011.