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ZONE Building Extensions

ZONE is a unique design platform for the delivery of high-specification building extension projects to the education sector, with class leading build times and unrivalled value per m2. Minimalist architecture, open plan, light filled interiors and designed from ground up for energy efficient operation.

Why a Building Extension and not a Modular or Traditional Construction?

Developed from the outset as a building extension model, ZONE design drives maximum value per m2 by incorporating one, two or even three of your existing building elevations within the new space. This approach also brings clarity to the basis for design and the regulatory approval process. ZONE design connects naturally with the established built environment, easing the flow between new and old, for both form and function.

Creating Inspired Educational Environments

ZONE design has evolved over the past decade with an increasing focus on energy efficient building services and high performance envelope systems, but original glazed elevations remain central to the design language. Externally, the minimalist facade can enhance existing architecture and internally, natural light filled spaces contrast with typical classroom environments, creating an atmosphere for students to thrive with the added benefits of easier classroom supervision.

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Product Highlights

  • Architectural Design Flexibility

    The Zone design form, with its vaulted interior and elevations glazed to the roofline, brings the benefit of natural light with a feeling of spaciousness, providing a distinctive architectural contrast to existing buildings.
  • Heating & Ventilation

    Using DTM (Dynamic Thermal Modelling) analysis we design heating and ventilation systems to meet the year-round temperature and airflow criteria for the statutory use class. We then engineer solutions in accordance with this from a range of efficient air source heat pump climate-controlled systems to maintain a comfortable environment.
  • High-Performance Insulation

    Advanced materials and building systems enable Zone Glazed Buildings to deliver consistently high levels of year-round operational efficiency, from an insulated composite warm roof, thermal curtain wall glazing and floor slab specifications.
  • Large Glazed Area

    The light-filled ambience of Zone interiors is a result of extensively glazed structures, thermally insulated and designed full-height to the roofline. Significant eaves overhang from the composite warm roof contributes to the buildings solar shading.
  • Building Interface

    Zone Glazed Buildings are designed to integrate with your existing buildings both in terms of architecture and usability. Engineered interface solutions are available for masonry, rendered finishes (including insulated types) timber clad and aluminium curtain walling systems.
  • Accessibility

    Within the aluminium curtain walling design stage we can accommodate internal door systems for compliance with all statutory regulations and external sliding doors to facilitate alfresco dining and operational circulation.
  • Enabling Works

    Streetspace's construction delivery model provides a comprehensive project capability to undertake related civil engineering works, such as access ramps and stairs, surfacing and service redirections within the same package. This single point accountability results in less projects for you to manage.
  • Flooring & Finishes

    With each Zone Glazed Buildings being tailored to the intended usage and budget availability, there is considerable scope to accommodate your flooring specification; from resin bound aggregate surfacing, to commercial vinyl that provides continuity with adjoining finishes.

Design Flexibility

Naturally open plan, with the steel frame internal to the building envelope and capable of wide span applications, ZONE concept provides bespoke construction solutions to meet the demands of increasing student intakes in the education sector. With many schools short of dining space, ZONE building extensions avoid the limitations on internal layout, ceiling heights and natural light often associated with modular buildings. Flexible, multi-use spaces can be developed including the addition of internal walls or partitions for applications such as break out rooms, teaching space, and administrative centres.

ZONE Glazed Building. Library and study area.

Reducing Risk and Controlling Project Costs

The use of off-site manufacturing techniques for the principal build elements of a ZONE Building Extension bring a number of benefits when compared with traditional construction or modular building options. Reduced costs from an efficient production process, reduced site disruption with short programme times, reduced lead-in time from project award with a simpler procurement process and reduced risk of variables on site all resulting in a reliable, short contract duration and ultimately a fixed price. 

An additional benefit is that the project location is not limited by modular building delivery and cranage restrictions as is often the case with off-site manufacture. Once the enabling civil engineering works are complete, ZONE is delivered to site as building components.

Glazed dining hall extension

Proven Building Envelope Efficiency

ZONE is a proven design platform with the performance of key construction envelope elements tried and tested. This reduces design specification requirements ahead of the project build which otherwise impact on lead in time. It reduces risk and the potential for cost overrun during the construction process. Confidence in the energy efficiency and reliability of our building envelope and working closely with specialist building energy consultant partners we are able optimise the specification of our building elements including renewables offset where required to ensure the new project achieves the required energy efficiency rating and building control compliance.

School dining hall & social area. Zone Glazed Building Extension

Design & Build Capability

Our ‘Discover, Design, Construct’ methodology streamlines project delivery from employers’ requirements right through to building commissioning and handover. The unified approach single point of responsibility and a collaborative design model, enables effective construction solutions and reduced overall project times. 

How does ‘Discover, Design, Construct’ work for ZONE projects? 

The initial Discover phase aims to establish the employers requirements, exploring ideas and objectives for the new space. Gaining a detailed understanding of the project scope from budgets, site considerations, future development plans and related considerations we develop viable proposals enabling up-front knowledge of costs for the entire project.

Design phase combines pre-construction with construction on larger projects, reducing lead time to start on site and also the overall project duration. Architectural design works alongside regulatory compliance as a collaborative process between Streetspace construction experts and the employers requirements.  

As the project comes to life with the Construct phase, unified workflows enable our project managers, design engineers, manufacture and site teams to deliver on the programme of works. On completion the same design and build team provide commissioning and handover documentation for the new space.