Cullum Centre, Canterbury
Client: The Canterbury Academy Trust
Services: Quantity Surveyor
The project comprises the construction of a new teaching block to provide the school with 4 additional general teaching spaces to replace a dilapidated 1970 modular building. In addition to the GTA’s housed on the 1st floor, the ground floor will house specialist education accommodation for The National Autistic Society who are co-funding the project. This will provide both parties with a purpose-built facility for supporting young people with autism whilst having the benefit of being within the larger school population of a highly successful education provider.
Due to cost and time constraints, we opted for a hybrid SIPS frame construction comprising insulated external wall and roof panels, internal partitions, precast upper floors and stairs all designed, supplied and installed by a single subcontractor. This has significant benefits in terms of programme as the package will be manufactured off-site in 4 weeks, whilst the substructure is constructed and a further 8 weeks for installation of the superstructure frame.