- Client – London Borough of Bromley.
- Location – Parish CoE Primary School.
- Single Storey 12 No. Classroom Facility.
- Full Turnkey solution including removal of existing dilapidated buildings and installation of 8 No. temporary Classrooms.
A recent Government study suggests that by 2023 there are expected to be more than 8 million pupils at school in England and the Local Government Association has predicted places will be needed for 880,000 extra pupils. Parish CoE School were an example of a School requiring extra teaching space and, thanks to Module-AR Limited, they have recently accommodated their brand new 12 No. Classroom with WC’s facility. A full Turnkey solution was provided including the removal of existing dilapidated buildings and the installation of 8 No. temporary classrooms whilst construction of the permanent school building took place.
Words from the client
Hilary Richardson, Headteacher at Parish CoE School, states: “Module-AR have provided Parish CoE School, Bromley, with a fine new 12 classroom block to complete its expansion to three forms of entry and replace some dilapidated building stock.
From the start of the project, the company provided a first-class professional service. The work has been completed on time to a high professional standard and within costs. The most important aspect from an educational point of view is that everything has been achieved without any disruption to the day-to-day educational running of the school.
I would certainly recommend Module-AR to anyone involved in the consideration of a new-build school project.”
Alongside this fantastic reference from Hilary, Simon Goodburn the Senior Project Manager at the London Borough of Bromley commented: “The School, following sanction by the Secretary of State, agreed to expand their existing accommodation to provide an additional 1 Form of Entry, from 2 to 3 classes per year group.
The Local Authority in joint collaboration with the School and design team comprising Keegans Ltd and cost consultants Mott MacDonald undertook a competitive tendering exercise following comprehensive design and consultation work including planning consent.
Following Executive Member Approval, the Authority appointed the successful tenderer Module-AR Ltd to progress the provision of a detached modular building to include 12 No. new classrooms, toilet accommodation and group rooms in line with the designs and planning consents already obtained. Under a JCT 2011 Design and Build Contract Module-AR Ltd appointed their own in-house designers, contracts manager and construction delivery team, with the module units being manufactured in their own facility near Hull, East Yorkshire. The project was to be delivered in time for the start of the new academic year with demolition of 3 mobile blocks and 1 steel framed 2 storey block. The removal of hazardous asbestos from the 2 storey block as well as providing 8 No. temporary classrooms for the decanted children for a term was included within the package of works. The logistics involved coordinating this work via a restricted access with listed brick piers either side was to be a challenge, and an occupied site during School term time presented additional hazards that any experienced contractor would find problematic.
I am pleased to write however, that Parish CoE School took possession of a fully functional new build at the start of the new term in September. The on-side communication with the School was exemplary and the ‘behind-the-scenes’ management of materials, plant, goods and operatives was particularly well done with very little disruption to the School throughout the full 30 week contract.
The School have ended up with a fantastic new facility which offers a bright, open and spacious accommodation, aesthetically sitting comfortably against the historic mansion house. Module-AR Ltd as main contractor provided a no-fuss approach to this build, providing regular updates to the School and Authority Client Team. They dealt with issues promptly and have successfully delivered the contract on time and within budget. A good news story all round and we sincerely thank everyone who took part in the process.”
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