Naima JP School
A refurbishment project involving the formation of a light and spacious new single-storey gymnasium/play-area above the existing two-storey reinforced concrete-framed structure.
St Johns Wood, London
Ed Toovey Architects
Naima School JPS
Education & Community
New gymnasium created via vertical extension above synagogue and existing school buildings
The existing roof structure was stripped off and a new composite RC floor was built off the existing roof beams. Due to increased load, the existing 18m span castellated roof beams required strengthening with a new steel frame, to break the span of the beams supported off the RC structure below.
A new lightweight steel framed roof structure was installed above, with 18m clear spans creating a large open plan space for the school.