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Posted on 21 May 2018

Build up, not out! Vertical thinking could be the answer

Faced with increasing numbers a School in Cumbria approached Hookway to investigate the financial viability of building an extension to house three much needed additional classrooms.

Reviewing ideas

Several possibilities were reviewed for the extension, and, due to limited space available within the existing grounds, it was decided to build the rooms on an existing flat roof area.

The works were started in the summer holidays with the aim that the classrooms underneath could be back in use prior to the works on the roof being completed.

Minimal disruption

The project has resulted in three new classrooms and minimal disruption to the school, whilst retaining the outside space so desperately needed.

A vertical extension will not work on all sites but can be a fantastic way to create additional space.

If you would like to find out more, please email Greg Smith or call us on 0117 955 4545.

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