Built in 2020 for Surrey County Council and designed by Pellings LLP, Westvale Park Primary Academy was another project constructed by Streif UK in partnership with main contractor Morgan Sindall.
Westvale Park Primary is a brand new £8.58 million School building designed and constructed to support the children from the new Westvale Park Estate in Horley. It will house 420 pupils ageing from 2-11 and will ease pressure on schools in the wider Horley area. Providing a much-needed new facility for the community, the new two-storey school is centrally located and also features a dual-use recreation area that can be used by the community outside school hours.
The 2,250m2 two-storey School was constructed using the Streif integrated closed panel building system over two phases, by just six operatives plus the crane driver. The first phase which was completed over a week ahead of schedule consisted of the main classrooms and amenity areas. The more complex second phase of the build consisted of a large double height sports hall with long glazed arrays to the East and West elevations to flood the hall with light. These glazed arrays required sizeable glulams and steel portal frames to enhance the structural support provided by our panels.
By manufacturing off site, our system significantly minimised disruption to neighbours of the new estate and the local community – substantially cutting down the need for large scale vehicle deliveries to site. It is not just during construction that the community benefit from the use of the Streif system, the new low energy and sustainable building will provide a state-of-the-art education facility for both pupils and teachers for years to come.