Chase Bridge Primary School

Chase Bridge Primary School is a two form entry junior mixed infant school. LBRuT had a requirement to provide additional primary school places. Consequently, it was identified that Chase Bridge had the capacity to be expanded to a three form entry school, to accommodate 630 pupils from reception to year 6 and a 39 place full time Nursery.

To achieve this a scheme was delivered to rebuild a substantial part of the school, increasing its overall area. The school is provided with new entrance, offices, LRC, staff room, main hall, class rooms/ associated ancillary spaces and group rooms etc.

Phasing was carefully considered with the new sections connecting back into existing buildings, keeping such buildings fed and fully usable during the works prior to partial demolition of a large proportion of the existing building.

Chase Bridge is very close to the Heathrow Airport flight path, therefore, a sealed environment was very probable. After our early options appraisal we determined, that in order to avoid the cost and long term maintenance implications of a mechanical ventilation strategy, an acoustically attenuated natural ventilation solution was developed; being the most economic coupled with the added benefit of having a lower carbon footprint.

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