In the summer of 2021, Abbott Construction completed works at the Norton Knatchbull School in Ashford, Kent. This was another project of ours undertaken with the client using a JCT design & build contract.
The employer’s requirements called for a state-of-the-art new digital learning centre comprising of two new science classrooms with an associated prep room and three IT suites on the first floor with a separate teachers’ office.
The building is a striking modern design incorporating northlights that provide a good source of natural daylight to the first floor rooms. The external façade is finished with a combination of engineering face brickwork and a rainscreen cladding system.
The building was completed on time, ready for the new school summer term and was well within budget, which enabled the school to add on a few extra ‘wish list’ items upon completion. Part of this involved works undertaken during the school holidays to re-configure some existing school office areas into more usable classroom space.
Dependent on funding, this is potentially phase 1 of a 2-phase scheme, which we are hoping to be a part of in the not too distant future.