The project is to provide a new 6,700 sq. m horseshoe-shaped building across three stories in the grounds of the existing Brakenhale Academy along with the retention of three buildings including the redevelopment of 2 units for Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 secondary school education.

The proposed new facilities at Brakenhale will be constructed as a three storey steel framed building. Roof and intermediate floors will generally be formed using hollow-core pre-cast concrete planks which span on to and are supported by the steel frame. The ground floor will be concrete cast in-situ and of suspended construction supported by ground beams and pile caps. The Main Hall roof will be of lightweight construction carried by purlins spanning on to the main steel frame. The envelope of the building is composed of brick and rendered metal cladding in the schools branded colours.

Once the new building is complete, the original main school block will be demolished and the site landscaped to include a new entrance, sports pitch and car parking. The project commenced March 2018 and is scheduled to complete September 2020 during which time the Academy will remain a live school site. This school is the first of the ‘Thames Valley B’ batch in which two further schools will be delivered under the ESFA Framework.

Roof works to include hot melt, insulation and felt – carried out by Phase 9

Fixing boards to SFS stud work to perimeter – carried out by Stanta

Installation of windows – Carried out by Leay

Concrete topping to planks – subcontractor TBC

Drylining – subcontractor TBC

Installation of high level services and services in risers – Wates Building Services

Address Rectory Lane
Bracknell
Berks
RG12 7BA
Parking available yes
Length of Visit 1 and Half Hours
Maximum Group Size 15
Register by March 17, 2019
Disabled Access no
Child Restrictions no

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