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CWA Engineering - Coventry City Council - Structural & Civil Engineering
CWA Engineering - Coventry City Council - Structural & Civil Engineering

Little Heath Primary School, Coventry

As part of the 'Coventry Increasing Pupil Places' programme, a two storey extension was planned to the existing school to add an assembly hall, 8 classrooms, a shared resource area and to create a new main entrance.
  • Client:
    Coventry City Council

  • Location:
    Coventry

  • Project Value:
    £2,300,000

  • Services Provided:
    Civil and Structural Engineering Consultancy

  • Added Value:
    Revit 3D software was utilised to create an accurate steelwork model, which allowed for the super-structure drawings to be delivered within a tight programme.

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    Little Heath Primary School, Coventry
Description

The primary structure consists of a braced steel frame with a suspended precast concrete ground floor and a composite slab at first floor to satisfy the requirements for disproportionate collapse.

Lightweight roofs were supported with steel purlins and diagonal bracing was used to provide stability.  The new frame was kept independent of the existing building and a specific foundation solution was designed to minimise impact on the existing sub-structure and drainage.

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