Sandringham School

Sandringham School is a secondary school with academy status in Marshalswick, St Albans, Hertfordshire. Established in 1988 the school specialises in Arts and Science. We worked with the school, providing advice and support during the funding application process to DCFS right through to completion of the new state of the art sports facilities which were opened in May.

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    Working with Sandringham School

    We have worked closely with the school since 2012, providing advice and support to guide it through a £5m programme of major improvement and development schemes on greenbelt land. These developments include state of the art maths, science and computing blocks; a new sports hall and conference and dining facilities, as well as the formation of a new vehicular site entrance and remodelling to the existing car park. We built an excellent relationship with the school from the outset, providing advice and technical support during the funding application process, as well as a full range of design services necessary for the successful delivery of the projects. Serving the interests of the educators we work with is at the heart of what we do as we are passionate about improving learning with great design. We carefully consider how we design, organise and use space in schools for learning and teaching. Excellent design enhances teaching by, for example, in the efficient use of space and designing open areas that discourage bullying. A recent UK study found that well-designed schools improve learning by 25 per cent*

    *Study published by the University of Salford and Nightingale Associates in 2013

  • March 2012

    Sandringham Academy, St Albans – New Build Sports Hall – £1.8 million

    PT appointed by the Board of Governors to undertake outline designs of new sports hall, provide budget costs and outline a project timeline for submission to DCSF to obtain funding.

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  • June 2012

    Funding for new sports hall achieved.

  • July 2012

    Pt appointed by the Board of Governors to provide full Architectural, Structural, M&E, CDMC and Contract Administration services for a new, purpose built Sports Hall facility to Club standard on a Metropolitan Green Belt site.

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    July 2012 – September 2012

    Pt prepare full planning and design drawings including 3D rendering of the site and building.

  • September 2012 – December 2012

    Planning permission submitted for 13 week planning period including all pre consultation with Hertfordshire Highways, Sport England, Local Conservation Officer and Hertfordshire County Council education department.

  • September 2012 – November 2012

    Pt prepare full tender package including Drawings, Specification of works & CDM documentation.

  • January 2013

    Planning permission granted in full.

  • January 2013

    Main contractor appointed to the project.

  • February 2013 – March 2014

    Main Contractor undertakes 13 month contract with Pt providing all Contract Administration, Valuation and CDMC services.

  • March 2014

    Sports Hall completed.

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    May 2014

    PT are invited to attend the official opening ceremony, with the facility opened by Michael Owen, former Saracens & Welsh International rugby player and The Right Worshipful the Mayor of St Albans City and District. The day marked a historic day for the school, with all pupils able to gather in one auditorium for the first time in the school’s history.

  • School Expansion Scheme to 7 Form entry – £3.5 million

    Following the success of the Sports Hall and the excellent relationship built with the School, Property Tectonics have been appointed to provide full Architectural, Structural, M&E, CDMC and Contract Administration services for the provision of a large expansion scheme at the school. The works will include a new purpose built 2 storey classroom block, extended dining and conference facilities, extended Art facilities and an enlarged School hall as well as the formation of a new vehicular site entrance and remodelling to the existing car park.

  • Window Wall replacement scheme – £500,000

    Property Tectonics provided all necessary drawings, estimates and outline programmes for a bid to the DCFS to allow for the replacement of the school’s Crittall window walling throughout the site. The school were successful in their bid and Pt were appointed to provide full Design, Specification and Contract Administration services for the delivery of the window replacement scheme.

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