Undertaking RIBA Stages 2 – 5, Design4Structures was commissioned for the structural and civil engineering design of a 2-storey administration block and a 3-storey teaching block for the Francis Barber Pupil Referral Unit (PRU), in the London Borough of Wandsworth. The scheme also included improvement to the existing hard and soft landscaping as well as a new Multi Use Games Area (MUGA). In accordance with the Department of Education’s requirements, the design process needed to be carried out within a comprehensive Building Information Modelling (BIM) environment.
Our civils team was also responsible for preparing a flood risk assessment and drainage strategy to support the planning application. The use of green roofs fully integrated into the architectural and structural elements, alongside the use of permeable paving underneath the hard landscaping and MUGA, demonstrated to the Local Planning Authority, that multiple benefits have been achieved through a fully integrated approach to engineering.