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Cheadle Hulme School

Project Brief

Cheadle Hulme School, one of the largest and most successful schools in the North West, turned to a modular solution for its new reception classroom set in the school’s extensive grounds.


Cheadle Hulme School




Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire

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Our Approach

The in-factory build was straightforward, needing just a week for our expert team to complete, including the installation of extra glazing and sound insulation to mitigate any noise from the adjacent railway line. As part of this, we created an inner wall with an air gap to prevent reverberation, achieving acoustic performance level of 60dB Rw.

The challenges came on site, with narrow roads and a line of trees to negotiate. The height of the structure meant that it was transported on low trailers, before being craned onto shorter trailers at the school to move the modular classroom to its final site. The building was craned over the treeline and into place.

We spent just four weeks on-site installing the building, including fitting a pumping station, hoop-top fencing and gates, and cladding the classroom in an attractive cedar finish.

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The Results

The new modular reception classroom comfortably passed the requirements for low emissions, and achieved a B Energy Performance Asset Rating in recognition of its energy efficiency. The cedar finish, which was treated around the door and then left to weather naturally across the rest of the building, creates an aesthetically striking effect.