The redevelopment of South Hampstead High School in Camden involves the replacement of approximately 80% of the existing buildings over a two-year period. The new teaching facilities and basement sports hall will replace existing Victorian buildings to provide facilities of a standard that reflect best practice in teaching and learning.
An essential requirement of the project is for parts of the school to remain operational throughout the duration of the construction works. In close collaboration with the client, contractor and design team, Expedition has developed the building design and construction sequence to minimise disruption to the working school environment. With works in such close proximity to existing occupied buildings, noise, vibration and dust pollution will need to be carefully controlled on what is a very constrained site.