Heyne Tillett Steel are working with Design Engine Architects to provide a new science and maths building for Charterhouse, in Godalming, Surrey. Proposals include the refurbishment of the existing science block, museum block and a new build extension. Works are to be built in phases to provide the maximum number of useable classrooms / labs and eliminating the need for temporary accommodation.
A main supporting wall is to be removed within the existing Grade 2 listed museum block, which supports the main feature oak roof trusses. A complex steel arrangement is proposed to be installed in a sequence with reduces any movement within the roof structure.
The new extension is a two storey building, with an exposed concrete construction to ground and first floor and an exposed CLT roof structure over of a complex geometry. Tall chimneys extend to one side of the building providing extract for the chemistry lab and making reference to other historic buildings on the site.
Client: CharterhouseArchitect: Design Engine Architects