2016

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  • planetarium-v2

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    Surrey school sets its sights on a planetarium

    The Winston Churchill School approached us in 2015 with the planetarium request as part of a brief to create a multi-purpose space to improve its existing facilities. The two-storey building will include additional sports changing facilities and a library with study areas. The first floor will house the planetarium as well as an IT suite […]

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  • competitive build cost

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    Competitive build cost sets precedence

    In 2014, we were set a challenge by Ealing Council to deliver a building for St Raphael’s Catholic Primary School that would cost less than a modular option, but still provide a high quality building. After careful consideration, our response was to: create a design with minimal angles, helping to minimise steel, footings and wall […]

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  • st richard reynolds drawing

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    St Richard Reynolds: blending old and new

    Work has begun on the £20m+ project which will eventually provide 210 primary school places, 750 secondary school places and a 300-place sixth form. Additionally, we are creating accommodation on the same site for Strathmore School for children with complex learning difficulties. The project delivery is being phased and linked to each new September intake. The site […]

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  • Digital StillCamera

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    Dilapidation charges and how to minimise them

    FMs should always consult landlords about planned changes to the fabric of a building or critical building systems at the earliest opportunity. Failing to do so at the beginning can provde costly at the end. FMs should exercise caution when alterations to the general layout of an office call for the reconfiguration of critical heating, ventilation […]

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