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Neil Blundell, Jeremy Wagge & Russel Hayden


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Case study - Bristol Cathedral Choir School: 'The sky is the limt' - Overcoming the litations of time, space and money through quick and smart conversion

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Neil Blundell, Jeremy Wagge & Russel Hayden

  1. 1. <ul><li>“ The sky is the limit” - Overcoming the limitations of time, space and money through quick and smart conversion </li></ul><ul><li>Neil Blundell , Principal, Bristol Cathedral Choir School </li></ul><ul><li>Russel Hayden , Architect, Nicholas Hare Architects </li></ul><ul><li>Jeremy Wagge , Education Design Director, Skanska Education </li></ul>Case Study Bristol Cathedral Choir School
  2. 2. <ul><li>• How Appropriate are office buildings for educational use </li></ul><ul><li>• Aims and unique difficulties of the project </li></ul><ul><li>• Delivery to tight programme </li></ul><ul><li>• Lessons which can be shared with other project teams </li></ul>Case Study Bristol Cathedral Choir School
  3. 3. Context
  4. 4. History 800 years old Little spent to upgrade existing buildings School – reducing numbers Academy status Opportunity to convert office block into a school building
  5. 9. Existing building Spec built shell and core 4-storey + undercroft Open plan office space
  6. 10. Existing building Floor levels Access Acoustics
  7. 11. Existing building Steel frame, composite deck Suspended ceiling with fan coil units Electrical distribution by raised floor
  8. 12. Existing building Ground floor plan Approx 300m 2 per floor nett
  9. 13. Existing building First floor plan
  10. 14. Existing building Section 2.6m 2.7m 2.6m
  11. 15. Existing building Structural loadings Environmental loadings Daylight penetration
  12. 16. Existing building Third floor
  13. 17. Opportunities
  14. 18. Opportunities Ground floor Central columns limit options for room layouts Movable walls provide flexibility Classrooms average 57m 2
  15. 19. Opportunities Ground floor Open area as ICT resource Office provides passive supervision Environmental control challenging
  16. 20. Opportunities First floor plan Teaching spaces for MFL, SEN English Top floor for LRC
  17. 21. Building Regs Part B - fire Door swings Stair capacity
  18. 22. Building Regs Part E - sound External noise New partitions Fan coil units
  19. 23. Building Regs Part G - sanitation Inadequate provision
  20. 24. Building Regs Part L - heat Air leakage
  21. 25. Building Regs Part M - access No issues
  22. 26. Colour Neutral paint colours Maple joinery Stainless steel hardware Lockers
  23. 27. Passive supervision Management of students Flexible space Business opportunities Curriculum management FFE Sustainable environment Light
  24. 28. Glazing Light Sound Ventilation
  25. 30. Leadership team can monitor behaviour without entering the classroom Teachers in office space are aware of behaviour
  26. 31. Business environment Student response Paint!
  27. 32. Shared Learning Strategic Brief Do your homework Understand the basics – design loadings Structural and Environmental Existing Vertical circulation – restrictions to capacity Daylight Acoustics etc