Client: Legra Trust on behalf of Belfairs Academy
Location: Highlands Boulevard, Leigh -On-Sea
Services: Architecture & Design, Project Management, Quantity Surveying,
Barker Associates were appointed at RIBA Stage 0 to provide Architecture, Project Management, Quantity Surveying and Principal Designer services for the expansion of Belfairs Academy.
The scope of the project is to undertake remodelling of parts of the existing building and construct a new 3 storey general teaching block which will provide improved and extended gymnasium and weights areas, ancillary storage and general teaching rooms. The new extension slots into an under-used part of the site which connects the existing sports facilities and the rest of the school buildings. The central atrium space uses link bridges to connect the extension and the school a all three levels, providing easy circulation and a seamless link with the rest of the school. An extension to the main school hall and other internal reconfigurations will mean that the assembly and dining facilities will also be expanded to correlate with the increase in pupil population. The project received planning consent in October 2018 with Barker Associates leading the design team and working closely with the client.