- Norfolk County Council
- £4.5 million
This school was part of the Norwich Schools Reorganisation Framework and involved the construction of a new science and general teaching block and the provision of a new performing arts block. The buildings were formed on traditional strip foundations which supporting the load bearing masonry and steel framed super-structures.
The structure to the auditorium included a high mass concrete roof installed to aid the natural ventilation of the building. Overall stability is achieved through a fully braced steel frame on three sides with a moment resisting steel frame to the glazed front elevation.
Engineered timber joists were used to provide the long clear roof spans over the single storey classroom block. The roof was of a lightweight construction and careful consideration was given to resisting uplift on these large areas of structure.