A brand new sustainable building within 35 weeks on a complex site, achieving BREEAM Very Good.

Client name:  Diocese of Westminster / St Aloysius College
Construction Value:  £1.3m
Project Type: Main contractor
Contract Type: JCT Intermediate Sixth Form Extension
Size of scheme: 550m2 – 6 no. classrooms
Notable achievements: BREEAM Very Good and completed in 35 weeks

Savoy Construction was appointed by the College to design and construct a sixth form extension on a very confined infill site.

Based in Highgate, London, St Aloysius College is a voluntary aided comprehensive school for Roman Catholic boys – 11-19 years.  It operates under the trusteeship of the Archdiocese of Westminster.

The school itself is on a very difficult site with a 4m drop from front to rear of building which required sheet piling, removal of concrete foundations of a demolished 1960’s block and removal of contaminated soil.

During the teaching months, we constructed a new six-classroom sixth form building using a superstructure of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) supplied by Innovare. To complement the new build, we created extensive landscaping.

The project was completed within 35 weeks, achieving a BREEAM Very Good rating.

“We are very proud of our school but we do understand this would have been a challenge for Savoy Construction and their team. We and our students are delighted with our new building which was construction while the rest of our buildings were in use. A challenge that was delivered excellently”.

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