DRET School, Olympic Park

Rhino Precast were appointed by Main Contractor Balfour Beatty to carry out the supply and installation of hollowcore planks and precast stairs to the Bobby Moore Academy at Olympic Park, Stratford.

The project was commissioned by the David Ross Education Trust to provide free education to the area and to play an integral role in the ongoing regeneration as part of the Olympic legacy, enabling future generations to benefit from the sporting successes of 2012.

The flagship primary school is located adjacent to the River Lee Navigation with the Olympic Stadium as a backdrop.

Rhino Precast’s works included the installation of 2,500m² of hollowcore planks to the first floor and roof as well as 3 no. precast stairs.

The school was a steel frame construction which was fully erected. As with all multi-storey educational buildings, the floor had to comply with the requirements of Disproportionate Collapse (Part A of the building regulations) for a type 2B building. This meant that Rhino Precast provided ‘slot’ or ‘open cores’ within the planks to provide horizontal ties.

Rhino Precast also carried out the ‘wet works’ as part of the installation package. This included the provision of reinforcement, shuttering and concreting of the required tie details.