Abbey School

Faversham, UK

The former kitchen and dining facilities at the Abbey School comprised post-war prefabricated buildings which were in a poor state of repair. Tony Gee acted as structural designers for the new building, providing not only kitchens and a dining/utility hall, but also IT and conference facilities.

The frame is a hybrid of steel and glued laminated timber members. The roof comprises an inner structural liner with a standing seam top sheet. The acoustically absorbent liner is designed to span the primary timber members and act as a stressed skin, to obviate the need for purlins or roof bracing. This gives a clean and simple appearance to the roof, which will be exposed, thus saving the cost of further finishes.


SynopsisStructural design
ContractorCardy Construction
End ClientAbbey School
Sectors and ServicesEducation
Permanent works design
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