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vHH wins planning for school extension

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[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] van Heyningen and Haward Architects has won planning for this new mathematics, science and technology building at Oundle School in Northamptonshire

The 2,450m² scheme at the independent school will provide eleven maths classrooms, an extension to the existing engineering centre and a new quadrangle. It will also act and a ‘grand entrance’ to the whole campus.

The project is due to start on site in April 2015 and expected to complete in Summer 2016.

vHH Oundle School

The architect’s view

Oundle School is a co-educational independent school located in the ancient market town of Oundle in Northamptonshire with both boarding and day pupils.

The project will provide eleven Mathematics classrooms, a grand entrance to the whole SciTec Campus, an expanded Patrick Engineering Centre and a new quadrangle to encourage interplay between disciplines.

The scheme will enhance provision for the application of science and engineering. It will embrace developments in new fields such as nanotechnology and mechatronics as well as sustainable design principles in line with the existing SciTec building.

vHH Oundle School

Project data

Location Oundle, East Northamptonshire
Type of project education
Client Oundle School
Architect van Heyningen and Haward Architects
Landscape architect Outer Space
Structural engineer Richard Jackson
M&E consultant Mott MacDonald
Quantity surveyor Ainsley & Partners
Planning supervisor(CDMC) Capita
Lighting consultant Mott MacDonald
Main contractor yet to be awarded
Funding private
Tender date January 2015
Start on site date April 2015
Completion date August 2016
Contract duration 16 months
Gross internal floor area 2,450m²
Form of procurement traditional
Total cost undisclosed

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