Samuel Rhodes, Highbury Grove and Hollway Schools, Islington, London

Samuel Rhodes, Highbury Grove and Hollway Schools, Islington, London

Client: Balfour Beatty
Installer: Central Essex
Structural engineer: BDP
Architect: BDP
Project value: £140 million
Type of works: supply and installation of EOS light gauge steel frame solutions.

EOS systems form an important part of Islington Council’s £140-million project to transform the borough’s schools into cutting-edge facilities. Up to 7 schools are due to be reformed in the area and EOS will continue to be instrumental in structural design and supply for the construction phases.

Working with Balfour Beatty, light gauge steel frame solutions have already been delivered to two of the Islington schools, Highbury Grove and Holloway with further projects underway. Building Schools for the Future (BSF) is a programme with enormous scope and a vision to transform education nationwide. Heavy involvement in BSF projects is an important part of the EOS project portfolio and the company is well positioned to help bring ambitious ideas to fruition.

With enormous investment being made in the future of Islington’s schools, innovation in design and the clever use of modern methods has been a key element in projects across the borough. For EOS, this meant being able to offer a level of versatilitym and flexibility that would enable objectives to be met.

To date, EOS have supplied the façade stud-and-track system to the Samuel Rhodes, Highbury and Holloway schools with additional projects to be completed shortly. With space restrictions on-site and unique shapes within architectural designs, the façade stud and track built on-site provided the most flexible options.

EOS delivered the façade within 3 days from approval. This incredibly fast delivery, which exemplifies the speed and efficiency of EOS systems, was of great value to the client who also benefited from a trouble-free process preceding construction. Using advanced techniques and providing expert service from design through to delivery, the EOS team was able to achieve the efficiency and superior quality that Islington’s BSF project required.

Environmental sustainability is a primary objective for the BSF programme; a number of the Islington developments have been recognized for achieving exemplary environmental standards. The use of EOS light gauge steel frame solutions represents an environmentally friendly choice that supersedes traditional materials and construction techniques.

The EOS façade stud-and-track system is supplied to required lengths and to determined locations and is typically applied to a primary framework of either hot rolled steel or reinforced concrete to form the façade substructure. A range of external finishes complete external rendering for high-quality results. The stud and track is manufactured and designed to suit specific bay locations. It is bundled and delivered to suit the requirements of particular programmes within the scheme.

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