9 November 2007
A multi-discipline Capita Symonds team from its
Blackburn and Kendal offices – plus Urban Vision in Salford - is
currently working in conjunction with Taylor Woodrow on new
buildings at a £21m academy in Harefield near Watford.
Capita Symonds’ work on the design and build
project includes architectural, interiors, landscape, structural
engineering, drainage and external works.
Harefield Academy, located in the London
Borough of Hillingdon, offers 750 11-15 year olds and 250 sixth
formers a core curriculum with a specialism in sport, sports
science and health. Facilities include teaching accommodation, a
sports hall, athletics track, a dry training facility and two full
size football pitches.
The school, which is already the base for
football’s Championship leaders Watford’s new youth academy,
originally opened in September 2005 with the new Academy buildings
due to open next year.
Richard Halstead, Associate Director, says:
“The team have been working extremely hard to ensure that the new
building remains true to the aesthetics of the initial design in
terms of its visual impact, materials and ease of use. The works
are on-programme, with all the external envelope now complete and
internal fit-out on-going.”
“The school is delighted with our work on the
project and have been very complementary of the team we’ve
assembled. This is excellent feedback, especially as they may be
looking to tender two further packages to complete the whole
campus,” he adds.