Work / Offsite Construction

Surface to Air Architects are experienced in working with modern methods of offsite construction. We have worked with a number of modular building contractors, utilising modular building elements to produce great quality design which is indistinguishable to the eye from a traditional build. Having a factory quality control of the building product allowing for greater attention to detail and increased performance, and modular building construction allows for flexible and reconfigurable layout for users requirements.  Using off-site construction such as this will allow for a 70% quicker programme than a traditionally built programme. Modular construction methods and buildings can help to reduce energy and resource use, minimise waste and cut carbon emissions. 

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  • George Spicer Primary School

  • Client: Enfield Council

  • Value: N/A

  • Location: Enfield

  • Surface To Air Architects have been appointed for George Spicer Primary School. This project is part of the delivery of the wider Phase 1 Enfield Primary Expansion Programme. Surface to Air Architects are the Lead Architectural Consultants for five of these projects. 

    The new building for George Spicer comprises of three classroom wings with a central connecting hall space. The single storey building and its external learning landscape and playgrounds create a stimulating environment for the four form entry Early Years Students (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils). The external cladding is designed from a cherry wood natural veneer, which sets the building comfortably into its natural surroundings. The building was fabricated using off-site construction. The hall was constructed using a pre-fabricated timber structural solution, and the classroom wings were constructed using a volumetric pre-fabricated solution.

    The design was created in collaboration with the school at every design phase through client engagement meetings and workshops.

  • Highfield Primary School

  • Client: Enfield Borough Council

  • Value: £2m

  • Location: Enfield

  • Surface to Air Architects have been appointed for Highfield Primary School. This project is part of the delivery of the wider Phase 1 Enfield Primary Expansion Programme. Surface to Air Architects are the Lead Architectural Consultants for five of these projects. The project brief was to create facilities to enable the school to expand from two form entry to four form entry. The design was created in collaboration with the school at every design phase through client engagement meetings and workshops.

    The new extension to Highfield Primary School comprises of a classroom wing and a generous contemporary new entrance for all school visitors. This new entrance links the new building with the existing Edwardian building. Clear free flow to external space is provided for all nursery and reception classes. The colourful building and landscaped areas create a vibrant new face to Highfield Road. 

  • Edmonton County School

  • Client: Enfield Council

  • Value: N/A

  • Location: Enfield

  • At Edmonton County School, Surface to Air Architects are designing a primary school (two form entry) and new secondary school science and general teaching areas with Willmott Dixon Construction. The project involves a significant three storey new build, and the refurbishment and extension of existing buildings. This project is part of the delivery of the wider Phase 1 Enfield Primary Expansion Programme. Surface to Air Architects are the Lead Architectural Consultants for five of these projects. 

    The design was created in collaboration with the school at every design phase through client engagement meetings and workshops.

  • Global UTC Academy

  • Client: Global Radio

  • Value: £N/A

  • Location: Hillingdon

  • Surface to Air architects have been appointed for full architectural services for the new Global Academy UTC in Hillingdon, London. Global Academy UTC will provide 800 places for 14-19 year old students to learn a wide variety of technical skills required by the media industry including studio operation and production, broadcasting, programming, computer science and digital engineering technologies. Global Academy UTC specialises in Creative, Technical and Digital Media and Entrepreneurship shaped by the needs of enterprises such as Global Media and the University of the Arts. 

     

    The college will be fitted with high-tech specialist TV Studios, TV/radio facilities, radio/ broadcasting facilities and music/ sound recording facilities. It will also benefit from a 3x badminton court sports hall (the intention is to extend the use of this sports facility to the local community), secure external dining area and two large theatre spaces.  This will be in conjunction with the core academic curriculum.

     

    Surface to Air aim to create a modern and inspiring learning environment for our students both internally and externally of the building. The building will be arranged over 4 floors and designed around a large roof lit atrium creating dynamic internal circulation spaces and provides the college with good passive supervision which is integral to the college’s pedagogical ethos.

  • Parabuild Solutions Limited

  • Client: N/A

  • Value: N/A

  • Location: UK

  • Parabuild Solutions Housing is a UK provider of low-cost high quality steel framed housing.

    Surface To Air worked alongside PS to design the UK housing typologies and develop an online toolkit for selecting / customising your house choice, which can be utilised by both end user and developer clients.

    All specifications, structural design and finishes achieve British Standards and offer full CE / FSE accreditation. The housing typologies have achieved BOPAS BLP accreditation for mortgages.

    Parabuild Solutions are currently engaged with leading UK developers and local authorities.

  • Longfield Crescent

  • Client: MID Group

  • Value: £3.5m

  • Location: Lewisham, UK

  • Comprised of 14 apartments and 13 houses, built using offsite methods.

  • Gunnersbury Lane

  • Client: The Collective

  • Value: £Confidential

  • Location: Acton, UK

  • New build project utilising off-site methods to produce a high quality co-living tower in the heart of Acton with rooftop terrace.

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