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RIBA Chartered Practice

Beam Primary School

Dagenham, London

Beam Primary School is located in Dagenham and provides nursery, reception, and Years 1 to 6 places with 2 forms of entry. The brief was to extend the school to provide 3 forms of entry together with an early years provision.

The site presented several challenges to development. It is located on a flood plain, there is a high pressure gas main on site, there are several level changes, the main reception was in the heart of the school and the existing early years facility had poor access.

The proposed design provides a main new extension at the front of the school, together with two smaller extensions at the rear of the school, some internal refurbishment, additional hard play and improved pedestrian access. A new boiler room is provided together with photovoltaic panels to the roof, a natural ventilation strategy is incorporated throughout, a sedum roof and storm water storage and attenuation is provided with a BREEAM very good targeted.

Careful consideration was given to how the Contractor could work in four different locations on the school site safely whilst also causing minimal disruption to the schools operation and the construction was phased accordingly.

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