Plymouth School of Creative Arts is one of the first ‘Free Schools’ constructed in England and is sponsored by Plymouth College of Arts.
The school is sited on the first roundabout leaving the ferry port and is designed as a striking gateway building to Plymouth from Europe. The original site was a derelict area of wasteland, made up of fill material overlying limestone bedrock. The foundation solution consisted of piles socketed into the bedrock, supporting a steel frame and predominantly insitu concrete floors. The area above the Main Hall and Activity Studio utilised long span precast flooring units in order to avoid down stand structures. The Sports Hall is situated at second floor level, with the floor stiffened to limit any vibration from rhythmic activities such as exercise or dance classes.
Jubb provided Kier Construction with structural and civil engineering services from inception through to completion on this difficult inner city site.
Photograph Copyrights: Girts Gailans