Reading Girls’ School
Glanville worked as structural engineer on a new vocational skills centre for Reading Girls’ School. The project was procured through the Improvement and Efficiency South East (IESE) process.
The project was part of Reading Borough Council’s plans to regenerate post-16 education in South Reading. The subjects offered include hairdressing, beauty, childcare, health & social care, business, travel & tourism, and on-site crèche facilities are provided for students with pre-school children.
The new 1320m2 facility was constructed on the existing car park at the front of the school site. The building consists of a new two-storey teaching block and a single-storey nursery behind, with a central landscaped courtyard.
The £4.35m project incorporated sustainable materials and renewable energy technologies in order to achieve a BREEAM “Very good” rating. The building is of steel-framed construction with a composite steel and concrete first floor built off spread foundations.