Hatcham Temple Grove School

Hatcham Temple Grove provides the primary stage of Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College for pupils between the ages of three and ten. Following a devastating fire in May 2010, the old Victorian building has been completely refurbished and extended to provide new classrooms and additional facilities for the school.

The project involved our appointment from concept stage, RIBA stage 2. The challenge was therefore set to replace, modernize and extend to current educational standard, this school’s site in a planned way to allow phased re-occupation, and to reduce the reliance on temporary classrooms which had been provided at the school immediately following the fire.

Our designs included the new build sports hall and infill blocks with long span beams, using a range of traditional steelwork, lightweight steel and gluelam.

Being located on the London clay basin, extensive ground investigations were undertaken following the demolition phase, to inform our structural calculations for bearing and shear strengths of these long span beams.

We were retained by the D&B contractor during the demolition and construction phases, to produce working drawings for the new construction and temporary works designs during the demolition of the fire damaged structure.

Integration of our design drawings was enabled using Revit 3D CAD software, which is BIM compatible.







Lewisham, London

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Foundation

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