Project - Stoneham Park Academy
Sector - Education
Technology - Offsite
Company - Streif UK
Stoneham Park Primary Academy is the pilot project for the Hampshire County Council standard model ‘schoolhouse’. Conceived as a lean, compact and energy efficient two-storey form, the building is modest in scale and future-proofed for expansion to the east. The Hampshire ‘Schoolhouse’ is available in models ranging from 1.5FE to 3FE and due to its compact form and footprint can be adapted to suit a variety of sites and contexts. The compact design is based on ‘fabric first’ principles combined with an MVHR system to improve thermal comfort, indoor air quality (IAQ) and dramatically reduce energy consumption. The two-storey building integrates skylights and light shafts to provide natural daylight and ventilation to deep-plan circulation areas and the Library (LRC) ‘heart’ of the school. The building superstructure uses a unique Streif timber frame cassette system manufactured off-site. This allowed accurate and fast assembly on site and from slab level to substantial water-tightness the construction was completed in six weeks. Despite the impact of weather and the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions the project was completed on time, on budget and to a very high standard.