Anglo-European School

A cost-effective and time-efficient solution to the redevelopment of an Essex school.




TJ Evers


Lyster Grillet & Harding


June 2014

Build System

Kingspan TEK®

The Project

Kingspan Timber Solutions was commissioned by principal contractor T J Evers to contribute to the continuing redevelopment of the Anglo-European School in Essex. As a result of the impending demolition of an existing classroom block that was no longer fit for purpose, the contractor had commissioned the construction of a series of classrooms, seminar rooms, storage and toilet facilities in a two-storey block. Kingspan Timber Solutions were tasked with providing a cost-effective and time-efficient solution. For this, we utilised the Kingspan TEK® structural insulated panel building system.

The Design

The project's architects had developed a design with some tricky features, including extensive clerestory windows, a large glazed entrance hall and area of two-storey curtain wallings. This was in addition to the normal complications that schools pose, which include disproportionate collapse, enhanced acoustic performance, large-span floors and high loads. As a structural insulated panel system, Kingspan TEK® was sufficiently flexible to deliver the design required without compromising on thermal performance. The new facilities combined Kingspan TEK® prefabricated structural insulated panels which were used to construct both the walls and roof, with 304mm-deep open metal web joists to achieve the floorspans and facilitate the easy installation of services. The new building and its contemporary design will benefit from an envelope with a 142mm Kingspan TEK® panel. The provision of an offsite building solution enabled a shorter build programme to ensure minimum disruption to the students.

Published February 2015

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