We worked closely with our Client to deliver these works, which involved the phased construction, demolition and extension of education and administration buildings to form a new teaching space, administration areas, main hall, dining hall and kitchen.
The works also included general fit out and a specialist kitchen fit out, mechanical and electrical installations, service adaptions and the adaptation and refurbishment of existing internal areas and associated external works. The school kitchen fit out was designed by a specialist consultant who carried out an independent, indicative tender exercise prior to a re-tender following our appointment.
These works were divided into four sections and completed in six phases. At all times Homefield School’s activities were fully supported. The impact of the works was also minimised by separating the works area during each phase using hoarding and safety barriers. We also reported to the school’s nominated point-of-contact daily.
The phases ran concurrently during the school holiday periods, ensuring the works were finished before the holiday period ended. To minimise risk, this was determined near to the end of the previous scheduled works, to ensure there would be classrooms / teaching areas available for the school to move into at the end of the summer break.
To celebrate the successful handover of works, working with Homefield School’s pupils, we buried a time capsule under a glass pane in the floor of the new building.
We kept fire escape routes and assembly points clear at all times, enabling access and egress in the event of a fire. In addition to safeguarding the pupils’ health and safety, all our operatives were trained in undertaking works within fully occupied educational environment, and DBS checked prior to their attendance on-site.