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Walsh completes Hawley Primary School makeover

The primary school has a new-build three story structure

Posted by Lucinda Reid | December 28, 2016 | Bricks & mortar

Leading structural and civil engineers Walsh have completed work on the eye-catching Hawley Primary School, the first phase of the Hawley Wharf Masterplan, a canal-side development in London’s Camden by Stanley Sidings Ltd.

Walsh acted as civil and structural engineers from the initial planning stage to completion of the school which comprises of a new-build three story structure and the conversion and integration of a Grade 11 listed building at 1 Hawley Road.

With its challenging layout, featuring structure stepping and orientation change, Walsh chose to use a reinforced concrete frame for its flexibility in managing transfers and varying load paths.

“The layout of the school building meant that this wasn’t a straightforward project,” says Walsh Associate, Niall McFadden.  “Initially, a masonry structure with precast slabs was proposed but this was not suited to the design. We also investigated using a steel frame but a reinforced concrete frame was the clear winner.”

With its Glulam Courtyard Portico-clad frame, the single-form entry school accommodates 236 children from nursery to year six, with the classrooms arranged around an intimate central courtyard.

For more information, visit Walsh’s website.

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