At the request of Kent County Council the team at Danzer has designed, built and installed a brand new classroom for Skinners School in Tunbridge Wells.
The new £130,000 classroom took just 4 weeks to build at our production facility in Nottingham. The building is sunk into the ground to provide level access and has been designed with additional steel work to accommodate a further storey. This week we have heard from the school that funding has been granted and the second phase will commence in the coming weeks with installation over the summer months.
The building features a suspended ceiling to help meet acoustic requirements and is finished in vinyl coated plasterboard walls with plastisol steel exterior finish and a single membrane roof system. We also undertook additional trenching work to bring in a new power supply which involved pre-planning and liaison with the network provider.
To get the building on to the site we undertook a full road closure which involved consulting with the local highways authority 8 weeks in advance to gain all of the necessary permissions. We also undertook a mailshot campaign to inform all residents about the possible disruption which included a 2 week road closure, traffic management programme and diversions which again we implemented.
The School was delighted with the appearance of the finished building and the fact that we were able to complete and handover on schedule with a minimum of fuss and we are looking forward to getting going on phase two.