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Case Study:

Walthamstow Hall, Sevenoaks


Commencing works on site in July 2016, BBS are undertaking the construction of a new science block and 6th Form Centre at Walthamstow Hall School in Sevenoaks, Kent.

With completion due in Summer 2017, and at a value of almost £4million, the project comprises a reinforced concrete basement and frame, with steel frame structure, rain screen cladding and roofing systems.

The new building, attached to the existing science block, will house a  new 6th form centre, including study areas and break out space in the lower ground floor area, as well as new science laboratories and preparation areas, a computer room/study area, and technologies classroom spaces on the ground and upper floors.

As can be seen from the photograph, the concrete base structure is complete, and cladding works have begun, with the steel frame section due to be in place within the next few weeks.

Case Study:

Heath Farm School, Special Needs Classrooms, Charing Heath


This £1.2M Design and Build development, completed in April 2010, was carried out for a special needs school and consisted of three new timber framed classroom blocks with extensive external works in the middle of the School campus.

In 2015 we returned to the school and negotiated the design & build of two further classrooms here, which were completed in 2016

The Architect was Shane Jell of Sub Rosa Architects on both projects.

RIBA award winning project.

Case Study:

Benenden School Science Block, Cranbrook

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This £7.4m project was commissioned by Benenden Girls School to promote excellence in the Sciences and consists of three floors housing teaching and preparation facilities for Biology, Physics and Chemistry, together with full height atrium and entrance area.

The building was designed by an award winning Architect and contains many interesting design features which focus on the use of oak joinery.

A success story for BBS Construction and the continuation of an excellent working relationship with the school which has been ongoing for over nine years.


Case Study:

Conversion of Old Stable Block Somerhill School, Tonbridge



This alteration and conversion work to the Grade 1 listed Stable Block at Somerhill School, Tonbridge involved the extensive use of traditional materials including lead sheet roofing, English Oak joinery, lime mortar and stonework.

The conversion, which was designed by Architect Buttress Fuller Allsop Williams, created five additional classrooms, music rooms and administration offices for the school.

Case Study:

Bennett School Sixth Form Centre, Culverden Road, Tunbridge Wells

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New sixth form centre. £1m project. New build single storey block. Strip foundations, pcc plank floors and traditional loadbearing walls.

A unique feature was the utilisation of a combination of Vierendeel trusses and Metsec lattice beams to give an economical structural solution for clear spans over the sixth form common areas.

Structural Engineers were CTP of Sevenoaks. Architects were ECE of Worthing.

Case Study:

Granville School Early Learning Centre, Sevenoaks

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Completed in 2014. Early Learning Centre for Granville School. Traditionally procured £980k project.

Logistically challenging project in the heart of the existing school requiring BBS to closely liaise with the staff and pupils with regard to delivery of materials and management of health and safety at all times. A new build 2 storey building . Traditionally built with cavity walls, SIPS panel roof with slate tile covering. The facility contained new classrooms, art rooms, WCs and eating areas for independent operation of the centre.

Designed by HMY Architects. BBS & HMY are currently assisting the school with designing and costing of a new multi-purpose school hall

Case Study:

Heads House, Brambletye School, East Grinstead

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Completed in September 2014 at this independent school in East Grinstead.

The New Headmaster’s House. Traditionally procured £400k project. New four bedroomed detached property with piled foundations. Timber framed construction with high standard of finishes throughout. Externally finished with render and chestnut cladding. Designed by HMY Architects.

This was the most recent phase of several BBS Construction carried out at this independent school including previously a new £1.2m teaching block on the main entrance drive into the School. Owing to its prominence, it was required to be both striking and in keeping with the old manor house which sits behind.

BBS & HMY Architects are currently helping the school cost future feasibilities here.

Case Study:

Multi Purpose Hall, Somerhill School, Tonbridge



This new sports and multi purpose hall at Somerhill School, Tonbridge, incorporates changing and leisure facilities with a general amenity area for the students.

The building had interesting design features, which utilised acoustic blocks and curved steel members to form a barrel roof.

Designed by Architects Madgwick and Dottridge