Coombe Hill Infant School

Entrance, admin and staff roof extensions


Both structural engineering and CDM services were provided on this project.  The site was constrained with all the usual issues associated with management of worker and material movements in a “live” environment.  The project was part refurbishment and part new build and involved investigation of the existing buildings as existing design information was quite limited.  Efforts were made to maintain and adapt existing structural elements including steel and timber, with re-use prioritised over recycling.  The new build elements had several intriguing architectural features, including projecting bays hung from the roof structure, and a remarkable architectural seating area, realised using timber on ply formers.  Careful detailing was required to cope with the external environment.



Architect: Potter and Holmes (London)