Shepherd Construction completes multi-million revamp at Richmond School26 June 2012
UK-based Shepherd Construction has completed construction of a four-year, new building and refurbishment work for the older building of Richmond School, designed by Atkins.
The investment for new building construction and refurbishment of older building is more than £32 million ($50.24 million), which is given by North Yorkshire County Council.
The new building houses science faculties and provides the latest in lab technology as well as art, music and information technology classes, a new dining area and library. A glass bridge links new building to an older refurbished building. A six court sports hall and new fitness centre have also been built.
As part of the renovation, striking features from the original 1930s design such as the blue ceramic tiled corridor known as the 'River of Life' and the building's beautifully curved staircase were sensitively restored.
The features of new school includes technologies like a living sedum roof that provides natural insulation, a rainwater recycling system for use throughout the school, solar panels on the roof, and a biomass boiler system which heats the school using wood chippings sourced from the nearby Zetland estate.
The project was designed by Atkins and construction work by Shepherd Construction. Faithful, Gould were the lead technical advisor, quantity surveyor and project manager for the project.