Westcliff High School for Girls, Westcliff on Sea, Essex

This project at Westcliff High School for Girls, Westcliff on Sea, Essex  is an extension to the existing school that provides new teaching and conference facilities completed in December 2009 at a cost of around £3m.

The two / three storey building has a lower ground floor at one end to accommodate the sloping profile of the site.

We were responsible for the design of the structure which consists of a portalised steel frame with pre-cast floors and a lightweight metal deck roof all supported on piled foundations. The unusual architectural design included large cantilever floor and roof areas which gave challenging design issues and required close liaison with the steelwork fabricators with regard to the sequence of erection.

We were also responsible for the design of the external works and drainage system for the project.

We hope Westcliff High School for Girls, Westcliff on Sea, Essex enjoy their new facilities.