Additional school space in Basingstoke

additional school space at Basingstoke primary school

A bespoke marquee solution for additional school space

Our team of project managers have worked with a local primary school in Basingstoke in order to provide additional temporary space. The school required the space due to a programme of construction work in response to the discovery of RAAC within the main school building. Consequently, the space needed to be high quality, heated and flexible for a range of school activities.

what is raac?

RAAC is a lightweight form of concrete commonly used in construction between the 1950s and mid-1990s. It is generally found as precast panels in roofs, commonly found in flat roofs, and occasionally in floors and walls. Furthermore, RAAC has a limited lifespan and needs to be inspected regularly.

Exterior of field and lawn marquee for additional school space

Our Solution

Field and Lawn have provided a 20m x 30m clearspan marquee on long-term hire. Moreover, the specification includes robust ABS Solid sides, a level cassette floor, with a durable Texway carpet. Large window walls, security doors and eight, energy-efficient bay lights were installed in order to create a light and bright learning environment. The marquee was installed on grass, adjacent to the school playground.

Safe, warm and comfortable: Flow Power Solutions.

Because the marquee will be in use over the cooler winter months, it was essential that the marquee provided a warm and safe environment for primary school-aged children. As a result, HVAC was provided by Flow Power Solutions. The power solution included six fan coil units, a 30kva Generator with a 30kva standby generator, distribution, fuel tanks and power supply.

The results

Overall, the marquee was designed and installed within just weeks from initial contact. This included the mechanical and electrical design for heating. We also created robust risk and method statements for installation. Close collaboration with the school and their building contractor meant that installing the structure was a smooth process.