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    Kettering Science Academy

    A new beginning

    Kettering Science Academy is a £24-million state-of-the-art learning centre that replaced Ise Community College and Henry Gotch Primary School in Northamptonshire, UK. The primary and secondary schools offer robust academic programmes enhanced by their new facilities and campus. RSK, as the structural and engineering consultant, aimed to deliver the project on time to ensure pupils started the school year without delay to their academic programmes.

    Internal specifications

    The two-storey building has an internal floor area of 12,300 m2, the equivalent of two football pitches, and a steel frame construction. The precast floors and roof contain a TermoDeck heating and cooling ventilation system, which enables sufficient airflow and climate control. Concrete soffits were left exposed at both levels; the existing materials on-site were treated by vibro compaction, which enabled the RSK team to adopt a traditional mass concrete foundation and ground-bearing slab solution. By using an urban drainage system incorporating permeable paving, swales and retention ponds, RSK offered an innovative and sustainable solution to manage runoff, stormwater and pollutants.

    • Location: England
    • Client: Staffordshire County Council
    • Project status: Complete
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