Broadfield House, Crawley

Client: Tri-Borough Alternative Provision (TBAP) Trust
Value: £375K
Contract Period: 16 Weeks
Form of Contract: JCT Design& Build 2011
Architect: Sense Of Space LLP
Principle Designer: Flood Project LLP

Apex Contractors were appointed by our Client to provide an alternative residential provision for learners experiencing difficulties with, or who had been excluded from, mainstream education. This project involved the internal reorganisation and re-fit of the listed Broadfield House in Crawley, undertaken over two phases to provide teaching and residential accommodation.

Phase one required the minor re-working of the ground floor, providing a new shower room and additional bedroom facilities in an annexed residential block to allow the facility to partially open. New access control & CCTV systems were installed.

Phase two was undertaken with phase one already operational, introducing strict segregation and safeguarding measures between the works and learners. The more extensive reworking of the first and second floors provided further residential accommodation in the form of learner’s dormitories and self-contained apartments for the staff.

Asbestos insulation in the roof void was removed and the roof space re-lagged without disruption to our Client’s operations. A new residential sprinkler system was installed, and existing extract, plumbing & electrical services were rearranged to suit new layouts, and the access control and CCTV systems were extended.

To comply with the requirements of the listed building order, all internal works were carried out as sympathetically as possible, protection film was applied to the historic glass and existing outlets through the external fabric were re-used, with new holes kept to a minimum.

Works were completed on time to allow the Trust to become fully operational as planned.