15th April 2011
The project required a 30% addition to capacity to expand the school to a two form entry school. Lengard achieved this by constructing 3 new blocks, which now comprise 75% of the floor space of the school. Redundant buildings were demolished, whilst others that are listed were remodelled within the scheme. The project was completed in 64 weeks at a value of £6.5m.
Energy efficient modular classrooms were provided with full ICT facilities over the duration of the works, which were built on a satellite site during the summer break prior to works commencing on the main site.
The project was conducted in 6 phases as parts of the school’s main site remained operational throughout, including the kitchen.
The project combined BREEAM “excellent” standards with the sympathetic remodelling of the retained buildings, where we liaised with English Heritage to ensure they approved of the renovation methods.
Eveline Lowe school was built in 1967 and was one of the first open plan configured schools of its generation. In 2006 part of the school was protected by English Heritage.