WINTON PRIMARY SCHOOL SPORTS HALL- LONDON:
Project Name: Winton Primary Rooftop Sports Hall
The London Borough of Islington had a requirement for a new sports hall to be used out-of-hours by the local community and it was to be built on the roof of and existing Victorian-aged Winton Primary School’s building. Funded by the Government’s ‘Space for Sports and Arts ‘ initiative and managed through a partnership between the London Borough of Islington’s Education Department, this sports hall has become a thriving center for a whole community.
To minimise disruption to this ‘live’ site, a modular approach was adopted. All components of the build were pre-fabricated, starting from the structural steel wall and roof panels and ending with the beautiful western red cedar clad external facade. Cartwright Pickard Architects’s modular design enabled the off-site manufactured pre-clad panels to be assembled on-site in just a few days, while the standardised manufacturing approach resulted in a high finish both internally and externally.
Atom Consultants acted as the Principle Structural Engineers to this Bluestone built truly unique 20m x 20m sports hall, creating all modularisation and structural designs using BIM. The highly standardised and quality-controlled pre-fabricated wooden panels used in external cladding and internal walls facilitated quick assembly and minimised construction work at height providing for a much safer approach for the construction workers. The whole scheme was also nominated for the Wood Award and stands testament to a new approach to building fit for 21st century.
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