A design & build project for the London Borough of Brent comprising alterations to existing buildings, the refurbishment of a gymnasium, a new two-storey office & study block, a multi-purpose hall, and a cafe area.
Being situated on a flood plain, the design had to satisfy the Environment Agency as well as satisfy the requirements of the BREEAM rating. In order to maximize the available floor area without increasing the ground footprint the first floor was cantilevered and formed an integral aesthetic feature of the design. The building was designed to be fully Disability Discrimination Act compliant with Doc M toilets, showers and a disability lift.
In addition to the main building works, river training and scour protection works in the form of stone-filled gabion baskets allowed the car park, a third of which had been lost to erosion in previous years, to be fully re-instated.
JNP Group services provided:
- Assessments of existing structures.
- Structural steelwork.
- Pad & strip foundations.
- Load-bearing masonry.
- Retaining walls.
- Paved areas.
- Foul and Surface water drainage.
Project Value: £2.3m
Client: London Borough of Brent
Architect: TPA Ltd.
D&B Contractor: Cirus Construction