The Darwin Group Ltd
Modular steel frame building on pile foundations
Education – Our Lady & St Philip Neri School
Construction of a new three-storey primary school with a construction cost of circa £3 million. The school consisted of 14 classrooms, library and double height assembly hall. The works included a piled concrete substructure with a modular steel frame superstructure. The floors were constructed using composite metal deck with fibre reinforced concrete.
The construction materials used allowed for a very fast construction programme. The design was also carried out in a short amount of time at the behest of the client.
GSE designed the piled foundations and ground beams, steel frame plus below ground drainage. GSE also developed a piling strategy that minimised pre-construction works i.e. piling mats.