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New Classroom in archaeologically sensitive location

St Albans, Hertfordshire

Claridge and Hall created three new classrooms for St Michaels Top School. The structure was built over the archaeologically significant Roman Basilica, part of Roman Verulamium.

Project Facts

Claridge and Hall worked with archaeologists to ensure preservation of important artifacts and the remaining Roman Basilica structure.

The new construction included cantilevered foundations, designed so that concrete piles could be positioned to avoid the surviving archaeology.

The existing 40 tonne concrete roof was supported on props and the entire supporting structure removed and replaced. This approach allowed the new steel structure and exterior opening etc. to be repositioned as required.

An illuminated glass viewing panel was installed to protect the Roman Basilica and allow the original flint architecture to be seen below the building.

I am writing to thank you for all the hard work that you and the team put in to our bandroom project. I am pleased to say that the building and parking is now all finished and ready for use.

The band is delighted with the result. We have a new purpose-built music facility right in the heart of town. As you know, the facilities include a large rehearsal room, two small teaching rooms, a kitchen, a library room, WCs and plenty of storage.  The band has a new home that will last for generations to come.

Thank you again for all your efforts. We can all be very proud of what has been achieved.

Fred Harrison New Build Meeting Hall | Amersham
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