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Lots Road, Chelsea

Client:Wates Group
Value: 6.8m
Architect: Bond Bryan
Engineer: Faber Maunsell

New C of E Academy in the heart of Chelsea

The Chelsea Academy is a mixed Church of England Academy for students aged between 11 and 19 years in Lots Road, Chelsea, SW10, near to Chelsea Harbour.

Our works package included the full design (including major temporary works) of the Grade 3 habitable basement, requiring technical input on the selection of waterproof concrete, cavity drainage system and the waterproof membrane.  The basement area was to be used as a double height underground sports hall, together with changing room facilities and plant room areas.

Other work within our package included a secant piled retaining wall to the basement area, major drainage and sewer diversions and the construction of a 3-5 storey RC frame structure.

The roof slabs have ultimately been used for social areas, including a football pitch, tennis courts and general activity space.