Lyons O'Neill

Harris Science Academy East London

A new secondary school providing facilities for 1000 pupils to serve an associated residential development in West Ham, East London. Due to the limited space available, a four storey “superblock” is proposed. The sports hall is to be located centrally to the block on the second floor and the main hall below this on the ground floor. The roof is to be accessible to provide social areas and a MUGA pitch.

A steel framed structural solution is proposed with profiled metal deck and concrete composite slabs designed to act compositely with the beams. Cellular steel beams are proposed for the long span beams above and below the sports hall in order to allow services to pass through whilst maintaining the head room requirements.

In order to meet sustainability requirements, a large number of PV panels need to be supported on additional framing above the roof level, including on a portal frame spanning the width of the MUGA pitch.

A piled foundation solution is proposed with an insitu RC suspended ground floor slab.

Architect Faulkner Browns
Contractor Willmott Dixon Construction
Value £47M