Working alongside ISG Construction as project architects, WBA have taken the role as lead designer providing construction design support for the works at Hunslet Moor Primary School, Leeds. The scheme, designed by NPS for Leeds City Council features a 2 storey extension with 6 classrooms, a staffroom, a hall extension and ancillary accommodation. The existing school will also be refurbished receiving an extensively remodelled interior, extended kitchen facility, and landscape works.
With works being undertaken in and next to a ‘live’ school site, access to the existing building and working space restrictions are major factors for the construction team. Timings of work are critical to the programme with strategic works being undertaken in school holidays. ISG called upon WBA to provide flexible and proactive support for the project having worked closely with the contractor on Temple Learning Academy for the ESFA which had similar restrictions of working next to and within a working school.
Watson Batty Architects are also supporting ISG in the role as lead designer on the project. The project is due for completion Summer 2018.
Hunslet Moor Primary School is one of three projects WBA are currently delivering on site alongside ISG. The other projects currently on site are Stephen Longfellow Academy, Leeds and Wynyard Primary in the Stockton-on-Tees.