HUSH were engaged in the conversion of a Grade II listed building to create a new SEN school for 72 pupils and supporting office and school staff. A two-storey extension with a basement added a multi-purpose hall and hydropool as part of the scope.

The works involved partial demolition and extensive refurbishment of the listed building. Classrooms were provided within the new extension which compliments the heritage of the existing building whilst providing level access between the two.

Architecture PLB sought to retain the features of the existing configuration to create specialist therapy rooms, library, immersive technology space, music therapy and food technology spaces. The upper levels into the tower of the building provide office and archive facilities.

Extensive landscaping was undertaken to create external teaching and therapy spaces, sensory gardens and improved security around the boundaries of the property.

The project progressed in three phases:
1. Strip out and enabling works including localised demolition to develop the detailed design ahead of tender to achieve a more robust tender package.
2. Main works
3. Client fit out of therapy spaces and loose furniture ahead of occupation.

Within our role we have provided support for client direct works, planning of post completion activities and engagement and coordination of third parties involved in both Phases 2 and 3 of the project.

Client
Kisharon Trust

Building/Street Name
54 Parson Street, London

Area of Advice
Project Management
Contract Administration
Occupier 360

Project Value
£12m

Area
3,000 sqm GIA

Construction Period
85 weeks