Four sixth form colleges in Merton, London, where S I Sealy provided the detailed mechanical and electrical designs, have completed in time for the start of the new academic year.
Merton Council urgently needed additional sixth form accommodation. Following a consultation period four new colleges received planning permission. They were located at four existing Secondary Schools in Bishopsford, Raynes Park, Ricards Lodge and Rutlish.
As the requirement was so urgent the council tendered the project based on an off-site modular construction. This approach was taken to reduce the construction time which could affect the operations of the adjacent schools, and to reduce the capital cost. Extraspace Solutions, an off-site modular building contractor was appointed to deliver the buildings.
David Stafford, S I Sealy Director comments:
“We have been working in partnership with Extraspace Solutions since 2008 on a number of projects in a variety of sectors, including: healthcare, education, highways, public authorities and private sector. On this project we carried out a detailed material selection and preliminary computational thermal modeling to ensure that the buildings had optimum thermal performance.”