Major renovation of a live secondary school, enhancing teaching provision for its transition to a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) specialist Academy.
Undertaking major renovation works within a live secondary school, scheduled over three phases of works.
Phase 1: The transformation of Block L (the existing drama building) for use as the site team’s welfare and site offices; internal reconfiguration of the second floor of the Childerly Building providing an additional classroom; provision of 3 working labs and 2 standard classrooms.
Phase 2: Demolition and subsequent construction of a two-storey, steel framed science block providing six new teaching labs. The building includes a green roof, PV panels and attenuation tank.
Phase 3: The extensive refurbishment of the Grade II listed Kingwood Building including asbestos removal, MEPH systems, window replacement, decoration and carpentry works.
It was recommended to the client that Block L (which was due to be demolished) be utilised as the site office and canteen space. This not only saved the project money in site setup costs and omission of the Block L demolition works from the scope of works, but furthermore, the making good of the building provided the school with a new space for music classes.
With three separate handovers, it was imperative that a good relationship was maintained with the school staff. Consideration and understanding were incorporated into the safe planning of works and scheduling of deliveries to allow the live school to continue to operate. The use of temporary modular classrooms accommodated students away from the works thereby ensuring minimal disruption to the overall learning environment.
Three successful handovers to a delighted client, helping to realise the school’s transition into a specialist STEM Academy. The first phase was completed on time, the second phase was handed over two weeks earlier than expected, and the third phase of works was also completed on time.
100% payment within 30 days terms
91% waste diverted from landfill
100% timber responsibly sourced
BREEAM Very Good
CCS Score 43/45 nominated for 2020 Award
14 apprenticeships, 6 of which were new jobs created
7 work experience placements
272 Trainee weeks
Schools engagement: 361 pupils
Soft landings for handover
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