Crofton Provides Building Services for Expansion of Westminster Cathedral School

Crofton Provides Building Services for Expansion of Westminster Cathedral School

Crofton Design has been appointed by Westminster Cathedral Choir School to design the building services within an existing building for classroom and dining expansion in Francis Street, Victoria, London, SW1.

Westminster Cathedral Choir School, a preparatory school for boys near Westminster Cathedral has purchased an existing residential home in the street opposite its existing main school building to convert into classrooms for children from Reception to Key Stage One age group.

The home, which includes a basement and four storeys, also comprises an ample amount of history, as it was built in the 1800s and was used to house injured soldiers during the Crimean war. A previous building on the site served as a Franciscan friary.

The scheme involves architect Penwarden Hale’s design to refurbish the entire internal area, removing partitions to create new classroom spaces on the first three storeys, and using the basement as a refectory. The top floor of the home will continue to be used as residential accommodation.

James Beard, Senior Electrical Engineer at Crofton, says: “Crofton is currently undertaking the RIBA Stage 3, which involves a concept design for heating, lighting and ventilation, and a report specifying the services that can be retained or need to be replaced.

This enables the quantity surveyor to prepare a cost plan or the client and then allows our team to undertake RIBA stage 4 detailed design calculations, schedules, specification and drawings and prepare the package for competitive tender”.

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