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Priesthorpe School

E-PS (16-9)

A senior school with 1,200 pupils aged 11 to 18. Located in Pudsey, west Leeds, the school was constructed in the 1960s, the majority of which is of single storey steel framed construction with a five storey tower block and two storey block added as a more recent extension.

JNP Group were commissioned by Interserve Project Services Ltd to act as civil and structural engineers on the re-modelling and refurbishment of Priesthorpe School in Leeds. This work was part of the Leeds Council’s programme of schools modernisation work under the Building Schools for the Future initiative.

The project included the relocation of the school gymnasium into a new purpose built hall, the demolition of the arts department, which had been housed for many years in temporary accommodation, with its relocation into the original school’s gym site, re-roofing of the majority of the original school single storey building and the re-modelling of the access road into the site to create a safe entrance for Transport and pedestrians. Also included was the creation of a new school entrance and the reconstruction of the IT department.

The project involved the temporary re-housing of a significant section of the school population whilst the modernisation works were in progress.

Civils work involved the design of the new access road, drainage and the remodelling of the junction onto the A6120, Farsley Ring Road.

JNP Group services provided:

  • Geotechnical investigation.
  • Design of steel frames and foundations.
  • Structural services associated with replacing roof.
  • Design of drainage and re-modelling of access road.
  • Obtaining highways approvals.

Project Value: £15M

Client: Leeds City Council/Interserve Project Services Ltd

Architect: Watkins Gray International

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