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Rivergate School, Crossness Road, Barking, IH11 OHX.

Client:Neilcott Construction Limited
Value: 2m
Architect: Van Heyninigan & Howard
Engineer: Tulley De'Ath

New C of E Primary School for Barking Riverside

The George Carey C of E Primary School is part of the 19m Rivergate Centre, the first phase of Barking Riverside, one of the UK's most ambitious and important developments.

The works package included the excavation of some 6000m3 of spoil, which was re-used around the development, piling, pile caps, ground beams, drainage and the creation of a new 2/3 storey RC frame structure.

FDL offered a Value Engineered proposal utilising PT slabs thus reducing the slab thickness from 350mm to 275mm and generating a saving in excess of 70K.

A PUDLO waterproofing system was chosen to ensure the water tightness and controlled gain in structural integrity of the PT slab which extends to some 2400m2 and is complicated by numerous penetrations.  This relied on the formation of a special concrete mix, careful design and planning of special joints and pours, as well as close supervision of the installation.