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Queens Hill Primary School, Costessey Norwich

We were instructed by Morgan Ashurst to provide a steel frame, roof and facia cladding and single ply roofing, for the new primary school, under the partnership agreement for the local schools.

We were involved at design stage with NPS Architects, with our structural engineer providing a competitive and fastrack design to enable us to meet the desired programme.

The single storey steel structure has two wings running at ninety degrees from each other about the main gull winged sports hall. The main wings are teaching blocks with pitched roofs incorporating dormers to allow natural light to be provided along the internal corridors.

The roof construction is an aluminium standing seam system by Rigidal on insulation and Ashgrid support system on 0.7mm white walk on liner, all junctions and roof penetrations were aluminium site welded.

The Aluminium powder coated eaves overhang flashings and soffits disguise the aluminium gutter and rainwater disposal system.

Due to planning constraints the ‘Toilet Pods’ were constructed at a similar height to the eaves overhang which made it necessary to provide a roof with little to no fall, this was not a problem for our TPO single ply membrane.

The entrance canopy was manufactured from Aluminium standing seam once again, supported by tapered circular hollow section posts and shaped Glulam timber sections.

One School providing work for all 4 of Newnham Structures' disciplines.

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