• Exterior elevation of Chatham Grammar School's new landmark arts building, designed by Hawkes Architecture.
  • Exterior of Chatham Grammar School's new landmark arts building, designed by Hawkes Architecture.
  • 3D plans of Chatham Grammar School's new landmark arts building, designed by Hawkes Architecture.
Chatham Grammar School's new arts building, designed by Hawkes Architecture.

Grammar School  Chatham

Appointed to help Chatham Grammar School for Girls identify, formulate and ultimately deliver the following primary brief.

(I) Design and build a new landmark arts building and remodel the existing structure in order to consolidate all the creative subjects into one department.

(II) Provide an exhibition facility to display the students artwork.

(III) Improve the environmental performance of the building. Initiating a phased shift towards the use of renewable energy. The new building was designed to minimise its energy use for heating & power, through a variety of energy saving strategies.

(IV) Replace and relocate the security office to improve it's visibility.

(V) Rationalise the car parking and improve the schools environment for both staff and students.

In association with:

SJM Planning

Data

  • Location: Chatham
  • Planning Authority: Medway BC
  • Consent: Granted 2007
  • Type of Project: Extension & Refurbishment
  • Build Program: 36 Months
  • Gross Internal Floorspace: 10,000m²
  • Cost: £7.5m
  • Status: Completed 2012

Technology

  • South facing PV-T system
  • Triple (solar control) glazing
  • MVHR heat recovery ventilation system
  • Green and brown roofs installed
  • Building resource monitoring system

Facts

  • Timber clad using locally sourced material
  • High levels of air-tightness
  • A super insulated timber frame building
  • High levels of internal thermal mass
  • EPC: C/D
Client quote marks

Richard Hawkes is an architect with real talent. He insists on clarifying and understanding the thinking behind a client’s requirements and he is keen and well able to contribute to the evolution of those requirements.

Hawkes Architecture are also very willing to challenge the orthodox public sector procurement routes to produce solutions that are cost effective whilst still delivering superb outcomes. Richard is not an aloof professional, he is an architect whose driving ambition is to seek better and forward looking solutions. He is a gem!

Emma Gundry - Finance Director

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