The King John School – Humanities Department Remodelling

Key Facts:

Client Name: The King John School
Location: Thundersley, Essex
Type of client: Secondary Academy
Disciplines provided by M+C: Architectural Design | Planning / Building Regulations | Procurement | Project Management
Value: £1,000,000
Contractors: BJ Davis
M+C Lead: Stephen Martin

One of the County’s most successful secondary academies, The King John School has an enviable reputation for their academic and pastoral successes, being rated recently by Ofsted as ‘outstanding’ in every category.

Munday + Cramer provide a full range of services to this successful academy, from facilities management through to major schemes as part of the school’s ongoing development programme.

As part of the development programme on site, The King John School, to facilitate its continued growth instigated a scheme to redevelop an existing building serving as a hall for the school’s youth centre. The facility underwent a complete remodelling and was fully refurbished in order to provide a dedicated block for the vibrant humanities faculty.

Formerly a large hall, the new humanities block was extended, including a large glass feature to two elevations, and sub-divided to provide seven new classbases, as well as facilities for teachers and staff including a dedicated kitchen.

In keeping with the general enhancement of the school’s buildings and to overhaul what was thought of a drab building; the new humanities block features contemporary exterior finishes of cedar cladding, whitewashed walls and aluminium roof trimming, along with significant feature glazing including a decked veranda area overlooking the playing fields doubling the potential uses for the facility as a pavilion building for sporting events.

Internally, the hall was sub-divided to provide sizeable classbases, as well as a comfortable entrance foyer and accompanying circulation space.

Works were undertaken rapidly, with the scheme completed by main contractor BJ Davis in just four months.