MEB Design were appointed by Hoe Bridge School for the Dining Hall Extension project following it being identified as a development project in the school’s masterplan prepared by MEB Design in 2013. This was the third project following the previously completed Chapel Redevelopment and Pre-Prep projects.
The project involved the refurbishment and extension of the existing kitchen and dining hall which lies adjacent to the grade II* listed 17th century mansion, Hoe Place. The project comprised a new cross laminated timber space with a glazed link back to the original hall to form a large open space which can be subdivided with the use of a sliding stacking partition.
The reconfigured kitchen spaces and layout allowed the school to move to a more efficient ‘servery’ style system. The new pitched roof building gives a fantastic new performing art centre facility as well as the possibility for use for other school functions.
A successful relationship between the main contractor, M&E, structural engineer, CLT engineer and client team allowed a short construction period and ensured the completion ready for the September school term.
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