HOP provided the SCAPE Contractor, Willmott Dixon with Civil and Structural Engineering input from RIBA Stages 2 through to 6. The project consists of a 6000m2 new teaching block and a 1300m2 new sports hall building. The new secondary school accommodates 900 pupils and was provided to allow Worthing to undertake the ‘Age of Transfer’ altering the schools entry to align with the curriculum stages.
The new building uses a mixture of construction forms with RC frame being provided for the 3-storey teaching block and steel frame, with PC floor planks for the 2-storey sports hall. Foundations also vary, using pile supporting RC piled Raft Slab (with pile caps) and RC ground spreader beams with a ground bearing in-situ slab under the teaching block and sports hall respectively.
HOP provided a fully coordinated Structural Revit model which was used for clash detection and the final output of all drawings. This model was federated with the other designers and sub-contractors. Time and cost savings in drafting and optimising changes for the school allowed for quick costing analysis during the design process. HOP used the bi-directional linking of analytical and draughting models which saved time and minimised the potential for errors.