Pre-Prep School

Bishops Stortford

Permanent Works

Client: Bishop Stortford College
Architect: Hollins Architects
Contractor: Grehan Contractors Ltd

Due to expansion, Bishop’s Stortford College needed to enlarge the capacity of their pre-prep facilities.

To make this requirement possible, proposals were laid to accommodate an additional 180 places, plus associated staff, in a single storey structure, designed by Hollins Architects, on a vacant fallow site to the south west of the college.

The project was secured under a design and build contract procured by Grehan Contractors Ltd. CDS were pleased to provide them with structural and civil engineering services for the design and specification of the new load bearing masonry structure and its foundations, together with a third of a kilometre of access road and 1750 square metre car parking facilities.

CDS were also charged with the design of the drainage that serves both the building and the roads, where a solution had to be found to regulate the flow of foul water generated by the new school facility, to prevent the existing drainage system becoming overloaded.