Abbeywood Community School, Fitton, Bristol.      Contractor: BAM Construction

Location: Fitton, Bristol
Lime Material: NHL5Z
Lime Material Supplier: Remix Dry Mortars Ltd
Contractor: BAM Construction
Architect: AlecFrenchArchitects & NVB Architects
Client: South Gloucestershire Council

In September 2008 work started on a new school and 6th form college in Fitton, Bristol to replace the existing Fitton High School.

The brief for the build included:

“The building and its grounds are to provide a clear statement of “sustainability”. This is to be achieved through passive (low-tech) integrated design, incorporating natural ventilation, daylight, and solar warming. The external appearance is to reflect this approach by the use of natural materials such as timber, brick and render”.

To help fulfil this brief a lime based mortar was specified from Remix Dry Mortars Ltd, the Remix mortar was supplied as a dry premix being a blend of Singleton Birch Natural Hydraulic Lime and suitable sand. The build was completed on schedule in May 2010. Due to the skill and experience of the main contractors BAM and their brickwork contractors Portcliffe Building Services work continued though the recent severe winter without problem. The school is due to open in September at the start of the school year.