This new-build project delivered a two-storey solution which includes classrooms, office space, reception area, storage rooms and changing facilities.
Following a tender process we were successfully awarded the project to act as main contractor on this much-needed new teaching space for Thorpe House.
To celebrate the project starting, our client hosted a ground breaking ceremony which our team attended. Our operations director also formally addressed the attendees to give a brief overview of the project.
Although we had been in discussions with our client for some time, the ceremony allowed the client to meet our wider construction team.
Following this, our team were then able to have informal discussions with the community on a one-to-one basis. This really helped to develop relationships from an early stage.
Our site team have a wealth of knowledge when working in live education environments, therefore they were perfectly placed to manage this project.
The site set up had been carefully considered from the outset and strict guidelines were adhered to.
Our project team regularly engaged with our client ensuring they were updated with project progress as well as the financial elements.
Daily site meetings were held with all operatives to discuss works which were planned for the day and also to reiterate site rules. This ensured everyone worked safely and efficiently.
This solution has provided much needed additional teaching space for the school and their students, allowing classes to start immediatley following handover. The additional space has allowed classes to spill out of the main school building into the new centre.
As we do on all projects, our client was provided with our aftercare plan should they need us to ever return to site. By keeping a single point of contact throughout the full project, our client was provided with absolute reassurance that they could reach straight out to us if needed.
"We also worked with Collinson prior to the start on site to ensure all key stakeholders were kept informed and all had clear expectations and understanding of the project requirements."
Jo Potter, Bursar