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We have considerable experience in the education sector, working on both government funded and privately funded projects. Over the years this sector has become more dependent on the residential sector, where large residential building developments create demand for a new school in the area. Within the education sector there is almost always a need to add value engineering to a project and this has been made more possible by the standard schools and layouts coming into use on many school developments. Although many schools adhere to this ‘model school’ structure, we can also adapt standard sites to create more bespoke schools.

When it comes to building educational structures, finding the best way of achieving the varying spans for classrooms, assembly spaces and sports halls is the most interesting challenge. Solutions can be found using all types of materials and techniques. In this sector we have experience in steelwork with pre-cast or composite decks, concrete frames including post-tensioning, and we have looked at modern methods of construction including cross-laminated timber (CLT).

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Education Projects

East Barnet School, London

This project to build an innovative four storey Secondary School in North London posed several challenges due to its location on a sloping site with...

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St John Bosco College, South London

Using our expertise in steel structures the Walsh team developed a new purpose built school and two residential blocks in Battersea, London, within a...

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Harris Academy, Purley

Part new build, part existing structure, this project rejuvenated a secondary school in South Croydon using PT and RC solutions to create large open...

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