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Khalsa Primary School, London

The new Khalsa Primary School is a £10m project to build a new 2 form entry Sikh Faith primary school in Ealing, London. The school site is located in the grounds of Norwood Hall which has limited open space due to the number of established trees, historic walled garden and original Mansion House. 

Glanville’s involvement commenced with technical advice for the planning application including preparation of a Transport Assessment, Travel Plan, Sustainable Drainage Strategy and Structural Advice. In 2007 Glanville’s commenced the detailed structural design of the 3 storey rectangular structure. The design used a concrete frame and roof to minimise the impact of sound from the Heathrow Airport flight path above and sound emissions from the use of drums during Sikh cultural events in the oversized main hall. The hall is so large that a steel portal frame was included to support the large span concrete roof. 

The building achieved a BREEAM rating of ‘very good’ and Glanville was responsible for the design of the Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS) including attenuation of the surface water run-off. Incorporated within the drainage system was a rainwater-recycling tank that was used for the flushing of toilets and irrigation purposes.