Keir Hardie Primary School’s new £6.4 million high quality teaching facilities, within a new 2-3 storey school building, formed part of an S106 Agreement for Countryside Properties and a major regeneration programme for the Canning Town area. The new two form entry school for 480 pupils aged between 3 and 11 includes a nursery, main hall and dance studio, along with an innovative roof garden giving additional external recreation space incorporating an outdoor classroom and PE area/running track which the children found particularly exciting, pupils being able to follow the building process first hand with child sized PPEs provided for organised site visits.
Baily Garner provided Architect (RIBA Stages 4-6), Employer’s Agent, Quantity Surveyor, Mechanical & Electrical Engineer, Sustainability & Environmental Engineer and CDMC services on the project, the design phase delivered via a collaborative BIM approach. Revit enabled the design to be interrogated to support other consultants, particularly energy and environmental assessments and clash detection of services and structure, with revised proposals readily available in a 3-D model. Our Environmental Engineers' detailed dynamic thermal modelling ventilation analysis on the approved planning design produced a solution to a planning requirement for natural cross ventilation, based upon additional openable windows and wind catchers at roof level connected to natural ventilation stacks located at the rear of a number of classrooms, which was fully compliant with BB101, the ER’s and the planning consent.
Phased works allowed the new school to be built on the site of the old playground, whilst existing school buildings remained in use, eventually being demolished and replaced with additional play areas and residential properties.