Client: Leigh Academies Trust
Location: Corelli Road, London
Services: Architecture & Design, Project Management, Quantity Surveying, Building Surveying, Education Surveys,
The works comprised internal remodelling and full refubishment of the school's main catering kitchen, dining hall and associated areas, including mechanical and electrical installations.
The exisiting kitchen was no longer fit for purpose and dining hall not large enough to accommodate the number of students requiring school meals. The internal remodelling allowed the kitchen to be moved, which in turn allowed the floor area of the dining hall to be greatly increased. The seating capacity was increased from 220 to 350.
New replacement windows were fitted as part of the project, as well as the construction of a new external fire escape stair to serve the first floor dining hall. The kitchen and servery area was completely replaced to provide a modern, fit for purpose catering facility, and the dining hall and associated areas were fully refurbished to include new flooring, LED lighting and decorations throughout.
The works were within a part of the school which was Listed Building; Barker Associates undertook all required statutory Planning and Listed Building applications, as well as obtaining the necessary Building Control approvals. Due to the Listed status of the building, all works were designed to return to the original character of the existing building.
Leigh Academies Trust are delighted with the result of the kitchen refurbishment at The Halley Academy which was supported from start to finish by the multi-disciplinary team at Barker Associates who ensured a fantastic end result and a well managed project.
Leigh Academies Trust