Warwick Preparatory School is an Independent Day School and Nursery for boys aged 3-7 and girls aged 3-11, which is located on the same site as Warwick School.
Warwick Preparatory School identified a requirement for additional accommodation to meet the projected pupil increases in the 3 – 11 year age group.
The new accommodation required consisted of a new two storey extension to form two additional classrooms with ancillary cloakrooms and toilets together with ground and first floor corridors and a new staircase.
The proposed extension was to have the same proportions and features to those of the adjoining school, with traditional facing brick with contrasting plinth course and a slate tile roof.
Arden undertook general demolition work including groundwork and excavations for the full design and provision of piling installation.
The extension was constructed of facing brick with precast cills and plinth stone with a hipped roof of slate tiles, to match the existing building. Windows were formed in double glazed extruded aluminum casements with precast stone cills. The external walls had insulated cavity construction with internal walls of plaster faced blockwork. The roof was a trussed timber construction with a covering of slate tiles and lead valleys.
All associated mechanical and electrical works with data cabling, alarm systems, including fire and intruder alarms, door accesses and lighting controls were completed.
Externally we completed hard and soft landscaping incorporating, new turf, slabbing, concrete bollards, installation of new handrails and a new retaining wall adjacent to the one way system.
Vehicle access was using the existing one way system on site, there was limited parking and strict delivery times to avoid pre determined pick up and drop off times by the school, which were variable due to there being several schools (Prep, Nursery and Boys Schools) with different timings.
Activities were undertaken within a live site, with pedestrians, traffic and school children in the immediate vicinity.
Works were carried out over term time and holiday, during term time the immediately adjacent playground and accesses to the existing kindergarden were live, we placed hoardings up adjacent to these areas, restricted certain activities due to noise and had strict procedures for security.
Warwick Preparatory School – Kindergarden Extension
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