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Portsmouth Academy Expansion Construction of a three-storey, detached block

Portsmouth Academy Expansion

Client: Portsmouth City Council
Contract Value: £4.5m
Duration: 81 Weeks
Sector: Education
Procurement: Competitive Tender
Completion: August 2020
Contract: JCT Intermediate with Contractor's Design 2016

The construction of a three-storey, detached block of 1,500SqM and the alteration and refurbishment of existing school buildings in St Mary's Road, Portsmouth. The new block provides a drama studio, music classrooms, music practice rooms, art rooms and humanities classrooms. Classrooms in the existing school have been re-purposed to provide new science labs, food technology lab, classrooms and student support suite. These works provide a further 290 student places overall.

The new building is of steel-framed construction, with elevations of red brick over blockwork, and featuring saw-tooth brickwork to the ground floor level. Floors are of pre-cast concrete slab construction. Windows and doors are timber and aluminium composite. Construction will be to BREEAM "Excellent" standard with sustainability performance in the top 10% of new non-domestic buildings. 

Project Team:

Architect:       Portsmouth City Council
Engineer:       Portsmouth City Council