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Hodson wins go-ahead for Grimsby college extension

[First look + project data] Hodson Architects has won planning approval for this new £1.2 million classroom block at Franklin College, Chelmsford Road, Grimsby

Housing ten new classrooms, informal spaces and a staff base, the building is part of a larger masterplan for the college which the Cleethropes-based practice also drew up.

The scheme features a sedum roof and the teaching spaces will be naturally ventilated by ‘bringing cool air in through windows at low level and fitting monodraught windcatchers in the service zone over the corridor to expel warm’.

The project is due to start on site in November and complete next year (2012).


Project data

Architect: Hodson Architects, Cleethorpes
Location: Franklin College, Chelmsford Road, Grimsby
Type of Project: Education, new-build classroom block
Design Team: Project Architect - Hugh MacPherson; Quantity Surveyor - Brian Gray, AE Thornton Firkin & Partners; Structural Engineer - Nick James, NJ James; M & E Consultant - Sutcliffe Consulting Engineers; Energy Consultant - Neil Ingham, PES
Client: Franklin College
Funding: YPLA Grant & Franklin College Money
Tender Date: August 2011
Start on Site Date: November 2011
Contract Duration: 9 Months
Gross Internal Floor Area: 891m²
Form of Contract: JCT 2005 with Quantities
Total Cost: £1.2 million
CDM Officer: Mike Hill


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