Alder Grange 6th Form

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Clients:
Bardsley Construction
Alder Grange Community & Technology School

Location:
Rossendale, Lancashire

Consultants:
Glovers Project Services Limited - QS
Engineering Design Partnership – M&E
Booth King - Structures

Main Contractor:
Bardsley Construction

 The project for Alder Grange Community and Technology School provides a 300 place Sixth Form College and community facilities for the Rossendale Valley.

Funded by the LSC, the College provides 3,300m² floor area with a range of facilities allowing the college to offer a broad curriculum of academic and vocational courses to suit the 14-19 age group.

The building has

  • a range of classrooms and seminar rooms with access to state of the art ICT facilities, student common room and library;
  • an industry standard kitchen and cafeteria open to the students and the community; nursery and crèche facilities with access for child development students;
  • science laboratories for use by A level and horticulture students in conjunction with an allotment in the school grounds; and
  • a multipurpose studio offering a range of facilities for dance, lectures, media and performance space with a seating capacity of 150 within the auditorium.

Located on a former car park between the two schools, the building is steel framed with concrete floor slabs on steel decking with masonry cladding of reconstituted stone up to ground floor cill level with proprietary prefinished cladding above.

Roofs are a series of mono and dual pitches covered with a standing seam material except the single storey roofs which are covered with a sedum green roof build up. The scheme achieved a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating.

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