Archive for July, 2015

Trevone House, Royal Grammar School, Guildford

In New Business by lisa / July 10, 2015 / 0 Comments

Following the demolition of the existing Trevone House the new building will be a three storey Design & Technology/Teaching Block with a Link to the Main Building.

The works comprise piled foundations, steel frame, composite floors, single ply and zinc roofing, facing brickwork, velfac windows and structural glass link bridge.

The site is extremely restricted and is bounded on two sides by existing office and residential accommodation, with the access road to the school sports hall and other accommodation on the other two boundaries. Access is to be maintained at all times to facilitate emergency and other vehicles.

 

 

 

 

St Helen’s School, Northwood

In New Business by lisa / July 7, 2015 / 0 Comments

LIFE Build has been awarded the construction of a New Junior School in the grounds of the existing school campus, complete with classrooms, hall, specialist rooms, staff and ancillary areas on part single and part 2 storey with a Gross Internal Floor Area of 2,124m2.

The construction includes, piled foundations, structural steel frame, brick and terracotta tile cladding, significant areas of glazing, landscaped flat roofs, and full mechanical & electrical services, there is also extensive hard and soft landscaping, drainage and external services.

Certain elements of enabling work required completion during the recent summer holidays and included the construction of a drainage attenuation tank in the existing retained car park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chase the sun

In Charity by lisa / July 1, 2015 / 0 Comments

steve cutler 22At 4.30am on Saturday 20th of June 2015 (the longest day of the year) a team of riders from MK Dons SET CC including LIFE Build site manager Steve Cutler assembled on the seafront in Minster on the Isle of Sheppey with approximately 300 others at the start of an epic journey to cycle the 207miles across the country to Burnham on Sea before sunset.

The route bi-sects south London, past the Norman castle at Rochester, Crystal Palace and Richmond Park, bridging the Thames, passing the Life Build site at Sir William Perkins School in Chertsey, and touching part of Wiggin’s Olympic Gold time trial route, plus all the usual cross-country highlights such as The Wiltshire White Horse, Mendip hills, Cheddar gorge, and on to the finish at Burnham on Sea.

The tired but exhilarated team reached the jetty in Burnham about 8.00pm a good hour and a half before sunset and set about replacing the 6500 calories burned with a celebration pint and a meal at the local curry house.

All in all a fantastic if exhausting experience, especially memorable was the fast descent through Cheddar Gorge dodging the sheep on the road.