Prior Park College Sports Hall

  • Prior Park College Sports Hall

    Prior Park College Sports Hall

  • Prior Park College Sports Hall

    Prior Park College Sports Hall

  • Picture showing Prior Park College Sports Hall

    Prior Park College Sports Hall

  • Picture showing Prior Park College Sports Hall

    Prior Park College Sports Hall

  • Picture showing Prior Park College Sports Hall

    Prior Park College Sports Hall

Demolition of an existing pavilion and construction of a new design and build sports hall for Prior Park College.

Project

This is the third successful job we have completed at this leading independent school in Bath.

The project provides a large modern sports hall for use by all children aged 11-18.   Works include installation of an electronic scoreboard, a modern gym, changing rooms and an attached 2 storey block. It uses a mixture of construction finishes such as zinc cladding alternated with stone cladding, and areas of glazed curtain walling.

The attached 2 storey building has offices on the ground floor, and the first floor houses the gym and classrooms.

Challenges

  • Water main running under the site
  • Diverting a sewer
  • Inserting the underfloor heating within the floor slab

Solutions

Because the diversion of the water main impacted on the programme, we changed the piling from standard to vibro to make up the lost time.

A sewer had to be diverted away from the foundations, but even with the diversion, piling couldn’t take place near the pipe in case it damaged it. To overcome this we installed an additional manhole.

We installed underfloor heating within the floor slab rather than on top, this saved time on the programme as it omitted the screeding.

“I have enjoyed working with Beard.  The team were very friendly and easy to work with and they always come up with solutions to the inevitable minor problems that arise in building projects.  They communicated well and built a fantastic sports hall to a high quality.  This is the third project they have successfully completed for us and I very much hope to work with  them again. Thank you Beard!”

Julie Barr

Bursar, Prior Park College

Customer

Prior Park College

Contract value

£3.45 million

Architect

Buttress Fuller Alsop Williams

Quantity Surveyor

Capita Symonds

Contract duration

54 weeks

Form of contract

JCT Design and Build

Procurement Method

Traditional

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