Green Ridge Primary Academy is set on the Berryfields Estate, north of Aylesbury in Bucks. The academy is located on a new housing development, and is the second primary school to be built within it’s vicinity to meet the demand for school places. The academy is initially a two-form entry school with capacity for 60 children in each year group, although planning has been granted for a three-form entry (90 places per year group) as demand grows. The building and site has been designed and laid out with a three-form entry school in mind for future proofing.
The academy opened in September 2017 in a purpose-built, temporary building located on the actual school site. To start with Green Ridge had just two Reception classrooms with a capacity of up to 60 children, and a single class of Year One (up to 30 children) and Year Two (up to 30 children).
When Green Ridge moved to its permanent building in September 2018 (the superstructure and interiors built by Kier), it opened its Nursery and pre-school (Little Ridges), as well as being able to cope with an additional 60 children each year for the Reception intake. Main contractors Kier awarded the contract to manufacture and install all the aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling on this new build project to Hazlemere Commercial.
The products ordered by Kier from Hazlemere Commercial in 2017 were Sapa Elegance 52ST powder coated RAL 7016 Matt Anthracite Grey aluminium double glazed curtain walling with matching Sapa DF75 Si aluminium commercial window inserts and Sapa STII automated commercial aluminium entrance doors. Hazlemere also supplied and fitted multi-coloured feature aluminium pressings in RAL 6018 Lime, RAL 6023 Copper, RAL 6017 Green and RAL 7016 Anthracite Grey. Effective completion took place prior to the move to the new permanent buildings in September 2018.
Project – New Build Primary School
Location – Green Ridge Primary Academy, President Road, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP18 0YA
Client – Kier Construction
Building Use – Educational Primary School
Products Used – Sapa Elegance 52ST Aluminium Curtain Walling, Sapa DF75Si Aluminium Window Inserts and Sapa Automated Commercial Aluminium Doors
Value – £300,000 + VAT