King’s College School, Wimbledon

In 2012 King’s College School appointed Fluid Structures to undertake the civil and structural design works on a new classroom block, multi purpose hall, and link corridor.

  • Project Cost £7 million
  • Architect Allies and Morrison
  • Images Fluid Structures / Allies and Morrison

Our involvement also extended to the external hard landscaping which includes a MUGA and a complete re-design of the drainage infrastructure and roads to the school. The new structure is brickclad with a structural steel frame and inner leaf of engineered timber framing in order to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating for the completed building.

The Classroom block is constructed using the same method with precast concrete floors at each level. The precast planks have been specified to a Type A finish throughout with a bespoke in situ detail between the planks which allows for a lighting track to be recessed.

The steel frame has been designed to sit within the timber framing in order to provide flush finishes to the walls of the multi purpose hall throughout. Stability is provided by a combination of portal framing and braced bays where possible.

The Link Corridor has been designed to cantilever towards the existing brickwork facade of the science block with interfaces designed to allow for the differential movement of the two structures without imposing additional loading on the existing structure.

Revit Model of Scheme