The new Food Hub was constructed as a self contained food technology block set within the grounds of St Anselm’s College. Read demonstrated total dilligence and ability in the delivering the project with Zero harm.
AWARD WINNING - The sustainable design, supported by effective quality control and high quality finish of all trades facilitated the award of first place in the under £1m category of the Built Environment Award, in the Northwest Business Environment Awards.
VALUE - Over budget at tender stage, Read worked with the client and design teams to identify salient cost savings that facilitated the delivery of the project to budget whilst maintaining the architectural design intent.
SUSTAINABLE - Sustainability was embedded throughout the design, with special eco features including sunlight optimisation, lightweight block work, high insulation, natural stack ventilation, orientated teaching spaces for maximum passive Ventilation, green roof and planting space around the block for pupils to grow food with zero food miles!
The construction of the new build food hub at St Anselm’s college has been deemed a great success on many levels. This was in large part due to the outlook of all of the design team and construction team involved in the project. The design comprises of a series of interlocking volumes which make up a contemporary architectural form and although the building is generated from some traditional constructional materials and techniques, the building is very detailed. The...
Amanda Wanner - Project Architect Studio Three Architects1/2Read full testimonial
It has been real privilege and a pleasure to work with Read on the construction of our Food Hub building. From the minute the tender was completed Read Construction have been exemplary in every way running a safe, well ordered site within the College campus and working around the busy schedules of a school day. The site manager (Matt Nicholas) was simply outstanding in liaising with the wide range of sub contractors and ensuring that the design and vision of...
Mr Andy Rumsby - Deputy Headmaster St. Anselm's College2/2Read full testimonial
June 2nd 20101/1
A NEW Merseyside classroom is in the running for a top architecture award that recognises outstanding buildings costing less than £350,000. The food technology centre, at St Anselm's College, Birkenhead, was designed by city centre architects at Studio Three. ...