Rushcliffe School, Nottingham

This project was procured directly by The Rushcliffe Academy Trust to provide specific high quality teaching, social and study space for sixth form students and the remainder of the school.

HWA were involved from the inception of the project, providing ground investigation, transport consultancy works as well as initial ‘scheme design’ civil and structural design services in the feasibility and pre planning stages. This was to enable a coordinated RIBA Stage C+ design to be presented in a funding bid to the LSC and a successful Planning Application made.

Working in conjunction with Church Lukas, DH Squires and Pulse Associates, a tender package was produced to provide a strategic advantage in the project delivery which lead to a funding success.

HWA worked with Nottinghamshire County Council to negotiate an advantageous solution for the client to the highways works associated with the project and provided post contract civil and structural engineering design services to suit the construction design.

The building was a steel framed structure incorporating exposed elements of precast concrete flooring to maintain a high exposed thermal mass for energy efficiency. A structural masonry inner skin was designed to provide support and restraint to the varying external materials with secondary steelwork provided where required to support brise soleil and other louvre and glazing elements.