Harris Primary Academy Mayflower - Projects - MLM
Harris Primary Academy Mayflower - Projects - MLM
Harris Primary Academy Mayflower - Projects - MLM

Harris Primary Academy Mayflower

Project Information
  • Location
  • Chafford Hundred
  • Sector
  • Education, Schools
  • Services
  • Buildings, Structural Engineering, BREEAM & LEED, Civil Engineering
  • Value
  • £9m
  • Architect
  • GSS Architects

New development of a three storey 5 Form Free School. The building steps from two to three storeys, providing teaching space together with a double-height main hall, activity studio and dining space. The teaching accommodation comprises flat slab in-situ concrete construction with the hall and dining space areas formed using steel framework. The works included new external car-parking areas and external MUGA pitch together with extensive earthworks to reprofile and form new sports pitches.

The design of the school focused on efficiency. Planning allowed for enhanced features including excellent daylight and a mixed mode ventilation strategy. By utilising the concrete frame in the building’s construction, night-time cooling of the exposed soffits’ thermal mass was enabled.

Key Features

  • The presence of poor and contaminated ground conditions brought various challenges for the building foundations.
  • Limited down stand beams through flat slab construction to provide clear soffit for distribution of services in circulation spaces.
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