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Carshalton Boys science block

A case study

Client: Carshalton Boys Sports College

Project Location: Winchcombe Road, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 1RW

Duration: 26 weeks

Period: May – December 2020

Contract: JCT Design & Build 2016
Value: £782,000
Contract Administrator: ECE Architecture
Architect: Building Design Studio
Structural Engineer: Alan Baxter Partnership
M&E Engineers: White Associates

Project description

The works consisted of a new single storey extension to the existing science laboratory facilities at Carshalton Boys Sports College. The existing external courtyard area was removed to allow new piled foundations to be installed with reinforced ground beams. The superstructure was formed from a steel portal frame clad in cavity brickwork.

The new extension provides 2nr 100m2 science laboratory teaching spaces and a preparation room. The classroom areas can be operated as one large 200m2 teaching space or divided into 2 separate 100m2 classrooms with an acoustic moveable wall. The existing gas, hot and cold water supplies were extended from the existing systems and run under the new floor build up into each sink position, a vulcathene float drainage system was installed to provide above ground drainage to the sink locations.

All areas are heated and cooled via Mitsubishi ceiling mounted cassette units, fresh air ventilation is provided by a roof mounted air handling unit providing tempered air intake and extract systems. Laboratory benching was installed by Labform during the final phase of the works.

 Carshalton Boys science block

Words from Phil Brittain, Estate Manager at Carshalton Boys Sports College

I would thoroughly recommend this company! We have appointed Cravencroft for three different projects in the past 4 years. Each project has been delivered on time and on budget. Any issues that come up are addressed and dealt with, with no fuss whatsoever.

They employ and subcontract high quality tradesmen and the final finish is always excellent. Anyone considering using the company is more that welcome to visit the school to view their workmanship and have a chat!