To provide a 4-classroom complex to accommodate a total of 24 students and 1 teacher within each teaching space.
Size: 90′ x 32′ single storey PermaSpace
Sibcas worked closely with the client to ensure that all their requirements were met, including the design, planning, and controlling requirements, as well as any groundwork and access requirements such as steps and ramps.
An access decked platform area was also necessary to accommodate the number of pupils who may be entering or exiting the building at any given moment; therefore, this platform accommodated the increased pupil traffic. The building also needed to be positioned onto a purpose designed concrete foundation which Sibcas designed and installed.
A significant obstacle for Sibcas was that this modular building was required shortly after Covid-19, which resulted in a 6-month delay in the planning approval due to the extended periods from the local authority. However, once the planning approval was granted, Sibcas responded quickly by making preparations to meet the client’s needs.
A second challenge Sibcas faced was there were no storm water drains close to where the building was being installed. To address this issue Sibcas designed an
attenuation tank system to disperse any rainwater collected within the guttering system which would then disperse onto the tarmac car park surface in a very controlled rate of flow.
Another challenge was the building’s installation site was on a gradient. Due to the unevenness of the ground, Sibcas designed and installed their concrete plank foundation and provided an access ramp and step system that was adapted to the terrain.
The twist and turn windows meant Sibcas had to provide perfect fit blinds to reduce sunlight glare.
Sibcas overcame all the challenges we faced with this project and overall provided a full turnkey package and delivered a modular building that was designed and approved to the client’s satisfaction. The project was completed within the specified timeframe and on the date requested by the client.
SiBCAS Case Study: WQE College, Leicester