- Worcester Sixth Form College
- Project Leaders
- Mike Court
Quattro has a successful and established working relationship with Worcester Sixth Form College. The college was a 1960’s four storey, L-shaped building that overheated in the summer, was too cold in the winter and suffered from deterioration of the concrete frame and water penetration. The opportunity to be replaced under the Building Schools for the Future Programme was lost when the initiative was scrapped, and Quattro were appointed as College Architects to restore the building. Our brief comprised:
- Creating a new outward image/ brand for the college
- Improving the internal environment for students
- Increasing the building standard to ensure a 30-40 year life
Phasing the project to minimise disruption to the college
Quattro worked closely with the Structural Engineer to investigate the existing external envelope and structure. Sustainable technologies were incorporated into the college building design to dramatically improve the environmental performance of the college, improving thermal performance whilst reducing overheating and demands on mechanical ventilation.
The works comprised:
- Repair of the concrete frame
- Replacement of the aluminium double-glazed windows
- Brise soleil solar control
- Overclad of masonry with composite insulated cladding
- Reroof with single ply membrane and installing photovoltaic array
Following the successful restoration of the college, Quattro’s architectural services were then commissioned to design and build a new science block with state-of-the-art laboratories.
A phased construction strategy evolved for both schemes that allowed the college to operate throughout the works with minimum noise and disruption. The projects were completed on time and to budget.