Mason Clark Associates provided the structural and civil engineering design services for the new Bridlington Campus for East Riding College. The new building provides high quality teaching space with high environmental efficiency.
The structure is a steel frame which has a unique S-shaped plan arrangement supporting curved roofs. There are feature walls passing all the way through the building which were used to provide additional stability to the structure. This was fully modelled in 3D to ensure close dimensional coordination, management of the construction phasing and to allow structural optimisation. The 3D structural model was passed to Billington Steel Structures to allow them to produce their fabrication details.
Part of the building is over a medieval fish pond which required protection measures against ground gasses. This section also contained woodwork, bricklaying and vehicle workshops which had to be constructed to specific floor tolerances. The building is largely passively ventilated and incorporates ground source heating boreholes, coordinated with the foundation design, as well as solar water heating.
The new building was constructed on existing playing fields and so the drainage design incorporated storage tanks to reduce run-off into the surrounding drainage system as well as SUDS techniques to manage surface water within the site.