St Mark’s Academy
Penoyre + Prasad
The project involves the total refurbishment of a live secondary school with 1100 pupils.
Works take place throughout the school year requiring a detailed interface and liaison with the school.
The project is split into 6 internal phases and 1 external phase that continues throughout the whole year. Several of the phases run simultaneously requiring the children to be decanted and relocated on a regular basis.
Each phase requires the segregation of the school from the workforce; ensuring the pupils health, education and well being are not compromised.
The extent of the phases range from minor re-modelling and decoration of a section of the school, requiring the internal partition and ceilings to be replaced to full demolition and rebuilding of the central heart of the school and providing a new hall and entrance areas.
The main phase of the school works will provide a large open internal space finished using a range of high quality materials, including and vaulted oak ceiling, welsh slate flooring, sprung sports hall floor and green sedum roofing.
Externally the scope will provide new staff car parking area, open communal spaces for the children and extensive landscaping.