Project: The design and delivery of a new courtyard infill providing additional teaching and student accommodation
Client: Prince Henrys Grammar School
“As Site Manager of a large secondary academy school, and a repeat client of S+SA Architects, I would have no hesitation in recommending the team to any similar organisation.
We have benefitted greatly from the guidance and experience offered by S+SA in preparing our central government funding bids. From Sketch designs, planning applications, advice on project teams and tender detail, the information and supporting documentation provided during bid process was pivotal to our recent funding awards
Notwithstanding the above, S+SA Architects have supported us throughout the schemes as they have progressed on site, offering a range of tailored services which best suited our differing project types”
Summary: S+SA Architects were approached by the school to provide architectural services for the delivery of a planning consent for the infill of an existing courtyard with new teaching and student welfare accommodation. The space presented multiple challenges, linking to the historical part of the school within a conservation area.
The detailed design was required within extremely tight timescales to ensure that the school complied with the constraints of the bid conditions for external funding. S+SA Architects worked quickly and efficiently to enable tenders to be sent out and ensure that construction could commence during the summer break.
The success of the project has meant the S+SA Architects are now working with the school on additional projects and looking forward to supporting future bid submissions. S+SA Architects also support the school’s careers evening as part of our CSR policy. Moreover, the work undertaken with the school has led to additional active commissions with other large academies, one of which came through the personal recommendation of the Site Manager of this scheme.