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Mandeville Primary School

  • Client

    Hertfordshire County Council

  • Value


  • Contract Period

    108 weeks

  • Form of Contract

    JCT Single Stage D&B

  • Consultants

    Gibberds, Playle and Partners, Michael Jones & Associates LLP, Tisserin Engineers Ltd

The expansion of Mandeville Primary School in Sawbridgeworth has taken the facility from a 1FE to 2FE school. The new two storey Key Stage 2 teaching block  provides the school with eight new classrooms, a multi-purpose double storey height hall, four group rooms and associated facilities. The provision of two new sports pitches, extended playgrounds and parking facilities, and a small extension to and reconfiguration of the existing building complete the scope of works for this project.

In keeping with other recent HCC school expansion projects, the new block has been constructed using a SIPS timber construction frame. Green roofing membranes will contribute towards the project complying with HCC’s biodiversity requirements. Additionally, the completed design will also comply with HCC’s requirement of net zero carbon in operation, with an array of photovoltaic panels to be sited on the roof and a natural ventilation installed through the building.

Alongside the construction of the new block, the front entrance of the existing building will be extended to provide an enlarged lobby area and new administration and Headteachers offices. A reconfiguration of other existing spaces will provide the room for the switching around of the school kitchen and staff room facilities to better suit the flow of the building activities.