Education - Parsloes Primary School

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Design & construction of a detached two-storey teaching block to allow the existing primary school to expand by an additional form of entry.

To provide a rapid yet permanent and sustainable solution in time for the new academic year, Jerram Falkus worked with TPfL, LBBD, Meadowcroft Griffin Architects and KLH UK Ltd to provide an off-site fabricated cross-laminated timber structure which could be erected on site in just two weeks, and could be dry-clad and fitted out without using any wet trades.

The building includes WC’s, Group Rooms, breakout spaces for wet play, offices and stores.

The external cladding comprises cross battens with insulation board faced with a laminate Rainscreen cladding with open joints. Windows and external doors are polyester powder coated aluminium.

The flat roof is covered by Sarna single ply membrane over cut-to-falls insulation board.

The building is heated by roof mounted air source heat pumps which exceed the required 20% renewable energy target. These feed underfloor heating circuits beneath an engineered boarded floor which is then finished with vinyl sheet or carpet tiles.

Internal wall finishes are plasterboard dry lining, although some structural walls are left as exposed CLT for aesthetics and to act as a calming influence for pupils.

Externally, covered play spaces were formed using polycarbonate clad canopies with perimeter fencing for security. New tarmacadam and playground markings and play equipment was provided.
Parsloes Primary School

Spurling Rd, Dagenham, Essex, RM9 5YN

Thames Partnership for Learning/London Borough of Barking & Dagenham

Meadowcroft Griffin Architects

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14 Anning Street

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