On behalf of Haringey Council, Diamond Build Group has handed over a £2m refurbishment at Highgate Primary School in North Hill.

The project is the second phase of improvement works at the school and has delivered external and internal upgrades.

A key part of the contract involved refurbishing the roof of the historic main school building. A mix of repairs and improvements were carried out, including the replacement of pitched and flat roof coverings.

The school will also benefit from increased thermal performance, energy efficiency and comfort. An extensive mechanical and electrical package was delivered by Diamond Build consisting of new distribution pipework, radiators, air conditioning and ventilation complemented by new glazing in windows throughout the school.

Conor Cruse-Bowles, Managing Surveyor for Diamond Build, said: ​“The majority of the works were carried out in termtime, so safety was paramount throughout the project. We had to make sure children and staff could continue to safely access the school and any disruption was minimised. This required stringent management and communication, particularly when school performances were taking place to ensure there were no interruptions.

“A further challenge was limited site access which saw us use modular buildings for our site cabins enabling us to assemble them on site.

“Through effective partnership working, the project was completed successfully, creating an attractive, high-quality environment for all those who use the school.”

Following the handover, Haringey Council appointed Diamond Build Group for the third phase of works to replace an internal flat roof in the corridor area, which is now complete.

The first phase of improvement works at Highgate Primary School was also completed by Diamond Build and included the installation of new suspended ceilings, lighting and electrical upgrades.

Diamond Build Group has worked with Haringey Council for four decades and was also appointed to refurbish Chestnuts Primary School in the borough.



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