Okehampton Primary School

Okehampton, Devon

Project Details


Devon County Council

Project Manager

NPS Group


NPS Group


Morgan Sindall



Contract Period

56 weeks

Procurement Type

Framework competitive

Form of Contract

NEC 3 Short Contract



Project Summary

Brand new 450 place primary school and associated nursery on a sloping site, within a new housing development on the outskirts of Devon. Construction generally comprised of load-bearing insulation panels for walls, with steelwork bracing to form a two-storey classroom block with ancillary accommodation and double-storey height hall. External works involved hard and soft play areas, MUGA pitch, sports field with two football pitches, landscaping, drainage works and road access.

Key Challenges

Updated the strategy of coordinating deliveries upon arrival to eliminate any difficulties.

Robust programming and logistics ensured the school was available for students to start at the agreed date after Easter.

Project Takeaways

Our Success

  • Constant communication with the client and sub-contractors with updates on project activities, proactively controlled delays and cost differences.
  • Continuous communications with key stakeholders including the client, whole project team, end-user, diocese of Exeter and Devon County Council formed excellent working relationships with the whole team providing a smooth project process.

KPI’s & Statistics

ContractGateway 2 Planning Gateway 3 Contract AgreementVariation
Time34.1 weeks34.0 weeks-0.4%