new primary school
Project: St Andrew’s School, Steyning
Client: West Sussex County Council
Architect: HNW Architects, Chichester
Structural & Civil Engineers: Helmsley Orrell Partnership
Quantity Surveyor: Robinson Low Francis
Chiverton constructed a new 12 classroom primary school for 450 pupils to replace the old timber built structure at St Andrew’s School.
Built on the same campus as the grammer school, extensive enabling works were undertaken and temporary access road formed to ensure there was minimal disruption allowing the schools to continue operating.
The collaborative working ethos of the team was fully realised in the development of the roof structure and continuous sun shading roof canopy. Chiverton made a number of value engineering suggestions, including the incorporation of a frame into the elevations which also incorporated the eaves canopy of the 340m long perimeter of the building.
Cost savings were identified by substituting high quality powder coated aluminium pressings for zinc on the roll fronted canopy, and using high performance single ply membrane for the rooflight pods in lieu of welded in-situ aluminium cladding.
The result was a building completed on time with lower on-going maintenance costs, and greater quality, without compromising the design.
Chiverton worked closely in collaboration with the client and design team on this complex and multi-phased project to ensure its successful delivery, safely with the minimum of disruption and critically, on time and budget.
Mike Brown, HNW Architects