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St Edwards School, Oxford

Glanville provided civil and structural engineering design from RIBA Stage A through to L entailing detailed design, draughting and specification through to site inspection and attendance at all site progress meetings for a new £700k Sports Pavilion within the grounds of this prestigious private school in Oxford.

The building is a premier new sports facility for training, matchplay, physiotherapy, video analysis, teas and dinners and also provides team rooms for cricket and other sports, maintaining and growing the tradition of sporting excellence at the School.

The particular problem posed by the new building was to incorporate a 3m cantilever roof around the entire building whilst keeping the profile of the roof as thin as possible. This also had to be supported over the main long room window (12m long) that looks out over the grounds with no internal columns. The new structure is constructed on the top of a mound and Glanville Consultants reviewed many different foundation and ground floor solutions to provide the optimum economic result.