Westok enable clear spans for impressive Jedburgh Community Campus

Construction of an architecturally impressive £32m educational facility in Scottish Borders town of Jedburgh is well underway.

Designed by Stallan Brand Architects, the Jedburgh Intergenerational Community Campus will replace all three schools in the town, and will provide for up to 1,000 nursery, primary and secondary school children. Facilities will also include a multi-use games area, 3G sports pitch, 2G hockey pitch, a 100m running track and external changing pavilion.

Image courtesy of NSC (New Steel Construction)

Working in partnership with Consulting Engineers, Goodson Associates, Kloeckner Westok engineers helped to develop the 19m clear-span structural solution in the column-free Entrance/Atrium, as well as the main Assembly and Sports Halls. These double-height spaces were framed out by 1100mm deep Westoks, which also carry an additional storey due to column grid reducing to a shallower 7.5m spacing above.

The Westoks came in at 6t each, and were spliced at 16m for ease of transport and speedy erection by steelwork fabricator Hescott Engineering.

Image courtesy of NSC (New Steel Construction)

These exposed Westok beams form a striking architectural feature of the school, and the expressed structural form is very much in keeping with the educational setting of the building, providing inspiration to students and teachers alike for many years to come.

The campus is due to be completed and opened to pupils by Spring 2020.

At Westok we offer free technical support, free CPDs, free design software and an unrivalled mix of cellular, plated and shallow beams. Get in touch to day if you need assistance with your next steel framed development westok.design@kloeckner.com

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