case study – screen 1 conversion into an imax and impact
Roof extension to form Auditorium
Walworth Academy Shorncliff Road, Walworth, London SE1 5UJ
Design and Build Principle Contractor
About Walworth Academy
Walworth Academy is a mixed, non-selective school for pupils from 11 to 18. It opened as an Ark school in 2007, replacing Walworth School. This school is split up into three sections, Chaplin, Babbage and Seacole
Extension to roof area in recently developed building, to form school auditorium
Very tight program from design conception through to final handover. As works were carried out during the school term, and with the school adjacent a residential area, it was imperative there was as little disruption as possible to both residents and the school.
- Key team working closely from design process through to final drawing approval
- Constant contact with client representative and client to ensure programme of works completed on time
- Project Management team key to producing a great product often choosing
The result was a fantastic state of the art school Auditorium, with retractable seating and as such, doubling up as an exams hall, which aesthetically looks like it had been part of the new build built a few years earlier.
Working in Leicester square is always a massive challenge with the age of the building, limited space, road access, heavy pedestrian traffic etc. so attempting a job as technically difficult as this one in the this location was a little daunting, especially as we traded throughout the works.
Maeve were my first choice for the job, not only are they at ease with the challenges of working in a central London site, but their ‘can do’ approach on a job we had previously been told was unachievable, was the key to getting it done.
Not only did they provide innovative solutions throughout the job that enabled the job to progress, they also delivered big savings on PC sums allowed for.
NEIL GOULDING – FACILITIES AND CONSTRUCTION DIRECTOR AT THE EMPIRE CINEMAS
Maeve Contractors Ltd
Unit 1, 5 Eastfields Ave,
London SW18 1FU