Jubb work with education organisations and with contractors on education projects across the spectrum, from nurseries through to higher education. Our staff enjoy using our considerable experience in this sector to better the environment in which we live and to provide buildings for young minds to thrive.
This new two-storey primary school is located adjacent to the Gateways to the Valley’s secondary school. The school will accommodate infant’s pupils, juniors, nursery children and local community facilities for the adjoining sports fields.
Five Islands School is the first ‘Through School’ catering for 3-16 year olds to be built in the UK and is located on the Duchy island of St Mary’s adjacent to a sensitive SSSI site.
The project consisted of the construction of the school buildings, provision of a sports halls (four courts), indoor and outdoor formal and informal educational and recreational facilities including a multi use games area, senior and junior hard play areas.
Jubb’s involvement included all the structural and infrastructure works, external earthworks, flood risk assessment and traffic impact assessment
The project involved the construction of a new 210 place Primary School building, with community and playgroup facilities. The design intention from the outset was to have a school that is an exemplar of sustainable design and construction and it achieved a BREEAM score of 78.18%, the highest rating for any school in the whole of the UK.
The project has gone on to win several awards including Schools Category BREEAM Winner for Wales, Schools Category BREEAM Winner for UK and 2009 Construction Excellence Award for Collaborative and Integrated Working.
Jubb provided, Structural, Highway Engineering, Drainage and Transport planning to the scheme.
This new community campus is located on an existing 39-acre brown field school site and incorporates a 1,570-place comprehensive school (15,000sqm) for pupils aged 11-18 and a 6,500 sq. ft dedicated community facility. The scheme is the first BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ High School of its type in the UK and is an Exemplar design case study for the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and Constructing Excellence. The scheme won the 2014 Construction Excellence in Wales ‘Project of the Year’ Award.
Jubb were responsible for the civil and structural design of this complex composite steelwork framed building. There was a number of unique and complex design issues that Jubb overcame.
The school location is within an historic mining area and the foundation solution has responded to the school being atop former mine workings and shafts. The solution of piles, grouting and raft foundation is common to Jubb’s specialist expertise. Large span steelwork trusses were adopted in a number of areas to form open plan, column free, communal meeting & work spaces.
Consideration of flooding issues and highway drainage to ensure deliverability and timing of works sensitive to seasonal requirements.
South Devon University Technical College houses up to 600 14-18 year olds students who study areas related to the schools specialism, engineering, science and the environment.
A 350m² Challenge Arena houses team work and competitions for the UTC students as well as primary and secondary schools in the area.
Jubb Consulting provided structural and civil design services for all elements of the structure on a difficult site, which included buried fuel tanks, a culverted water course, an old mill leat and the stabilisation of existing retaining walls.
Redevelopment of the 1950s Salisbury Divisional Police Headquarters site into the new South Wiltshire University Technical College for 600 students and 50 staff. The project required the redevelopment of the existing 1950’s load bearing masonry building, 1970’s reinforced concrete building, MT workshop and the demolition of the existing custody facility to make way for 700m2 of new build extension and external landscaping.
Due to the material change of use of the buildings, from private to educational, the disproportionate collapse classification in accordance with section 5 of Part A of the building regulations has increased from class 2A to class 2B. This requires a complex 3D analysis of the existing 1950’s load bearing masonry structure, in combination with the installation.
The proposed Student Precinct at Swansea University represents a comprehensive development at the heart of Singleton Campus.
Jubb undertook the detailed design up to RIBA Stage 4 which comprised of the major elements listed below:
As part of Bridgend County Borough Council’s school modernisation programme, the existing Archbishop McGrath Catholic School relocated from a site in Tondu to Brackla, some 3 miles away. With a project cost of £21M this scheme helped to provide new leisure facilities in this part of Bridgend in conjunction with a modern teaching environment and new community focus.
The University’s Waterfront Innovation Centre is made up of purpose-built facilities for learning, teaching and applied research, as well as social leisure and recreational spaces.
The 12,000m² Phase 1 of the development involved the construction of a new Library and Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Engineering.
Jubb were responsible for the Civil, Structural and Geotechnical elements of the project. The complex construction of the 4-storey steel framed Faculty building involved building over existing buried dock structures. Jubb’s geotechnical team undertook a detailed foundation options appraisal to ensure the most cost effect risk free solution was adopted.
The 3-storey concrete framed University Library building was designed to have exposed concrete soffits and a feature roof structure. Jubb attended site on a regular basis, working closely with the contractor to ensure the quality of the build was maintained.
The project comprises a new sports facility for the University of Exeter, which houses a gymnasium, fitness suite and associated changing rooms and facilities. The project was constructed on a brownfield site within the live university campus. Off-site manufacture was adopted where ever possible to minimise the impact on the University staff and students. The new steel structural solution utilised long-span roof beams to provide a largely open plan first floor area. It was designed to stringent frequency requirements to limit vibrations which are generated by its use as a fitness suite and exercise hall.
Our engineering solution for the ground-bearing floor slab provided significant cost savings to the initial scheme. The varying ground level was overcome by stepping foundations and use of reinforced concrete retaining walls.
Forming part of the redevelopment of the support site for the former Magnox Nuclear facility at Berkeley, Gloucestershire. The new University Technical College (UTC) is a 5,500m², three-storey teaching block, single-storey engineering workshop, challenge arena and cyber café for South Gloucester and Stroud College (SGS).
A fully braced three-storey steel frame with pre-cast unit flooring forms the central curved teaching block. At each end the engineering block and challenge arena are mono-pitched portal frames and the cyber café with large glulam roof beams greet the students via the main entrance.
Jubb provided geotechnical, civil and structural support for the project. This was a challenging site with constraints due to its close proximity to the decommissioning of the former Magnox nuclear facility and the refurbishment of, and link to the adjacent Berkeley Green SGS Skill Centre.
This new two form entry school with 420 primary places and 30 nursey places lies in the heart of a major residential suburb of 1,500 homes to the North of Bridgend, South Wales. The two-storey split level building responds to the site’s sloping topography providing a focal point for the local community. The school also accommodates local community facilities which serve the adjoining sports fields. The School achieved a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’ and was awarded the LABC Regional Awards Winner for Best Educational Building 2016.
In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, our business resilience planning is now being implemented. Whilst we have not closed our offices at this time, we have empowered all staff to work remotely should they choose to do so, and our business infrastructure is fully enabled to seamlessly support the transition to this style of working. Additionally, Government advice may shortly dictate the need for us to make the closure of offices compulsory in the interests of safeguarding wider public health.
We continue to be fully operational but these measures are likely to produce a change to our working patterns.
You may therefore find that you have difficulty reaching us by our main office and direct dial landline telephone numbers but all staff can be still contacted by email, mobile numbers and Microsoft Teams.
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