Project Description

Project: Stebon Primary School

Client: Bouygues UK Ltd.

Architect: Rivington Street Studio

Stebon new build primary school is the first London new build school to achieve Passivhaus Certification. The project comprises of refurbishment and expansion of the existing school and the construction of a new 1200m2 teaching wing.

The new build scheme consisted of a timber frame superstructure supported on a new 300mm deep raft slab. Passivhaus requirements provided additional complexity to the design due to the higher building quality and performances needed for certification. Vibro-Stone compaction was used on the existing stratum to improve the bearing capacity of the exiting material beneath the raft slab, providing both a sustainable and economical foundation for the project.

Extensive remodelling and structural column removals were also undertaken on the existing building to create clear space for a new school dining area. Barrett Mahony provided Structural, Civil, Permanent and Temporary Consultancy services for the client of the project Bouygues-UK Ltd.