Project Summary

Hockley Primary School had a requirement for a temporary school after it was forced to close due to the detection of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC).

McAvoy was awarded the project due to its ability to meet the challenging programme and provide a high-quality solution that would benefit the staff and pupils. McAvoy delivered the two 2-storey buildings in two phases in order to meet the strict timelines and to ensure the pupils could return to the school as soon as phase 1 was completed.

FacilitySmartSpace® Temporary School

LocationHockley, London

Time on Site15 weeks

The offsite solution

Due to the requirement of delivering a complete school it was imperative to minimise time to ensure the students were back into education as soon as possible. McAvoy efficiently delivered 52 SmartClass modules, with 70% of the work completed at its purpose-built 70,000 sq ft manufacturing facility.

The first building, which features 7 classrooms as well as WCs to accommodate the older children in the school, was delivered within 10 weeks, allowing the school to reopen before Christmas. The second building, which features 5 additional classrooms for early years, a dining room, kitchen, offices, and a staff area was completed 3 weeks later.

Harnessing Sustainability

The temporary school features effective ways to reduce energy consumption and minimise environmental impact. The highly efficient split heating and cooling system offers advanced technology to regulate power consumption based on desired temperature.

LED lighting was used throughout the buildings allowing the school to use significantly less energy throughout the day.

Project Challenges

The site itself is on a slope meaning that McAvoy had to install pile foundations to ensure the school was completely supported.

Comprehensive site works

McAvoy also facilitated pathways for the new accommodation in order to provide safe walkways to the playgrounds on site.



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