Rivers Academy - Space Studio & Sports Hall

Feltham, London TW14

Feasibility Study and concept designs for a Studio School and new Sports Hall within the grounds of Rivers Academy

JCA were approached to develop a phased masterplan for the expansion of Rivers Academy West London. The feasibility studies comprised a full assessment of the existing facilities as well as the production of preliminary designs for a Studio School for the space industry and a new sports hall with ancillary external areas.

The proposed locations for the new buildings and the phasing strategy take into account the need to maintain the school fully functional whilst the construction works are carried out.

The designs follow the latest EFA outline specifications and guidelines for area reduction. The social and assembly areas are combined with the circulation resulting in significant reductions in GIFA.

The buildings is designed around a cross laminated timber (CLT) module to reflect a very short construction programme and small construction budget.

The designs were based on “Passivhous” principles to ensure maximum energy efficiency. Other sustainability requirements included a sustainable drainage and attenuation through green roofs.

Although the school was very excited about the designs and preliminary cost plans the project is being procured via a different framework.