A three-storey dedicated language teaching facility with construction of new steel framed and refurbishment of a grade 1 listed building owned by English Heritage

  • The construction of new steel framed three storey Language Immersion Centre together with the refurbishment of a Grade 1 Listed Building owned by English Heritage.
  • Completed predominantly in external masonry with individual feature panels, the building consists of 11 No. overnight bedrooms with en-suite facilities on the second floor, two large open plan rooms on the first floor with smaller teaching and social spaces as well as a kitchen, fully operational cafe and dining room on the ground floor.
  • Construction carried out adjacent to Blackfriars Abbey which is an ancient monument
  • Extensive archaeological dig was carried out prior to substructure works which resulted in the final design solution of limited destruction piling either side of roman remains
  • Multi stakeholder input and funding streams considered throughout project
  • Materials palette was of very high specification including ashlar stonework, welsh slate roof and hand-made brickwork
  • This project was constructed within its own footprint in a centralised urban location requiring just in time deliveries and the use of a tower crane