Houlton completed a fantastic new Academy at Chapeltown Sheffield, a YORbuild project awarded as part of the government Education Finance Authority (EFA) programme.
This initiative drove cost efficiency into the build process which involved the reuse of a former high bay warehouse to create 2400sm of learning accommodation for up to 300 learners. The structure, floor slab and foundations were reused to lower overall cost, and with the creation of a new envelope and internal fit out, the total development all looked as new.
Innovation also extended to the location as the Academy is sited on an existing industrial estate which had other businesses operating through our activities and works included footpaths and access to a new bus stop.
The new façade was clad with a mixture of architectural cladding and flush windows, and internally high specification learning rooms including a sports hall, lecture theatre and laboratories.