Lyons O'Neill

St. Nicholas SEN School

This project involved the construction of a new 4FE special education needs school building on the site of the current school. The existing school needed to remain operational throughout the construction sequence.

The new building allows the school to expand, and provide better quality learning facilities for the pupils.

The steep terrain of the site, protected trees, restricted vehicular access and phased occupancy has made the development of the enabling works and below ground drainage a project in itself, warranting thorough coordination into construction sequencing and methodology.

The proposed building, a braced steel frame with precast hollowcore decks. This solution was chosen to be cost effective, but also facilitated an accelerated installation time. The superstructure bears onto a reinforced concrete raft slab which distributes out the loads on to the chalk substrate.

Lyons O’Neill also designed the below ground drainage infiltration system to discharge the surface water from the site to the water table.

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Contractor Willmott Dixon Construction
M&E Engineer Stanton Consulting
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