Beechwood School


Completed in 2007, Beechwood School was part of a £44 million, grouped PFI project which involved three
schools, community facilities and a residential unit for autistic children. The school was designed in partnership between Wates, the school and Slough Borough Council and is an 11,700m2 new build replacement school on the existing site, providing accommodation for 750 pupils between the ages of 11 and 16 plus 150 Post 16 places.


The building was predominantly of masonry/concrete construction, with some areas of steel frame and cement particle sheathing board. Structherm worked closely with the Wates design team to develop the
interface details.

Both masonry/concrete and steel framed sections were insulated with 200mm mineral fibre insulation and required a durable and maintenance free finish to be applied. Hanson Structherm’s NSC 2 offered a range of benefits, including a wide choice of finishes, high thermal efficiency and an extremely high degree of impact resistance – all key elements for this type of build.


The eye catching multi coloured finish was achieved with Structherm’s acrylic Flesscoat Cortina TH Plus Medium product which gave the client a wide variety of coloured and textured finishes to choose from.
The system selected achieved a U-value of 0.17W/m2k and excellent air tightness.

Beechwood School - New Build EWI

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