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Ripon Grammar School

Client: Extraspace Solutions

Budget: £1.5M

Completed: 2014

S I Sealy worked with Extraspace Solutions on this modular build, two storey extension comprising of a classroom block and glazed ground floor link to the existing 6th form building.

The project involved the demolition of existing structures, preparation of significant ground works and the installation and handover of a new 720m2 two storey sixth form block. The building is supported on a 500mm thick reinforced concrete raft foundation slab. This foundation solution was adopted due to the potential formation of gypsum voids which are common in Ripon. The raft slab was designed to span over 5.0m voids without any movement or damage to the building above.

The external finish blends brick and cedar wood in a fusion that offers a modern look that is sympathetic to its environment.

This new building provides maturing students with the environment required to facilitate their passage beyond the school environment.