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LATEST NEWS: JUNE 2017

SBA ANNOUNCE THE COMPLETION OF THE STEM BUILDING IN BRAINTREE

Saunders Boston was appointed by Colchester Institute as lead consultants to refurbish the existing Sports Hall on the Braintree Campus site into a STEM teaching facility. The new STEM building provides workshop space for a wider range of vocational training and additional flexible teaching space which will allow the College to expand their educations offering.

Retaining the existing building fabric, a new mezzanine floor constructed of steel frame with profiled metal deck and reinforced concrete topping has been inserted into the sports hall to provide a first floor. The facility accommodates brickwork, advanced technology, fabrication/welding workshops on the ground floor and conference, media lab, plumbing workshop, engineering maintenance workshop, ICT classrooms and general classrooms on the first floor. The classrooms on the first floor provide future flexibility allowing opportunities to remove dividing walls in order to convert the teaching spaces into additional workshop space.

The scheme is designed with naturally ventilated classroom spaces and general extract systems for the workshops to achieve a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Planning Approval granted for new Sports Centre at the Oundle School

April 2017

Saunders Boston Architects are pleased to announce that planning permission has been granted for a new sports centre at Oundle School, Oundle, Peterborough. The centre comprises a 50 metre, 6-lane swimming pool with variable height floor and boom, an 8-court sports hall, fitness suite, specialist dance studio, hospitality/studio spaces (including a commercial kitchen catering for up to 300 covers) and external tennis and netball courts. Alongside this work, extensive remodelling of the existing landscape will be undertaken.


Saunders Boston has been working closely with Oundle School to develop proposals for the new centre as part of the School’s site-wide Master Plan for improvement of existing school sports facilities.

Work is anticipated to start on site in autumn 2017 and will be undertaken in two phases to ensure that the new centre is constructed and fully operational prior to the School’s existing swimming pool being decommissioned.

Completion is expected in time for the September 2019 academic term.

New Library Storage Facility for Cambridge University

April 2017

Work has started on site on a major new development for Cambridge University facilitating the provision of a purpose built storage facility for low-use, but unique, printed material (books and files containing paper) held by the University Library. The facility is to provide sufficient capacity for the projected storage needs up to 2030 and the site should be large enough to allow for a further 25% expansion of storage capacity beyond that.

Material to be stored in the facility is currently held in several locations in and around Cambridge, which will be ‘migrated’ to the new building over a period of several years. During this period, and thereafter, any request for archive material held in the facility will involve a ‘next day’ delivery to the Main Library in Cambridge with a similar return journey when the loan period is finished.

The University has identified a suitable site on the Lancaster Way Business Park, near Ely, and has reached an agreement with the park developer, Grovemere Property Limited.

 

Link below courtesy of Cambridge News;
http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/local-news/cambridge-university-library-run-out-12840142

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