Hermitage Academy Year 7 Teaching Block

Value: £1.3 million  |  Completed: June 2017

Hermitage Academy secured Condition Improvement Funding (CIF) in 2016 for the construction of an additional teaching block for its Year 7 students.  The new building formed part of the Academy’s on-going estate management and curriculum improvements and was designed for the youngest year group to ease their transition to the main school after moving from primary school.

Brims Construction was appointed in November 2016 to undertake the design and construction of the new teaching block.  The stand-alone single-storey teaching block (710m2) provides an additional eight classrooms and associated amenity space.  The building was constructed using traditional methods with a lightweight steel structure and a brickwork and render outer skin.  The roof is Sarnafil with incorporated siphonic drainage.  The project also included the installation of a new electricity supply to both the new block and the existing school.  Other works included below ground drainage adaptations and associated external works.

The Works were programmed to ensure the completion allowed the Academy sufficient time for fit-out and familiarisation of the building and its systems prior to commencement of the 2017/18 academic year.  The project was successfully completed in June 2017 within a strict budget and tight timescales.

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