Premises Services - a few of our recent projects

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Bicton CE Primary School – Eco Room

Working with the school headteacher and governors, we developed proposals for a new build room consistent with the existing school buildings and integrating with the 'Forest School’ area.  This included feasibility study, statutory planning & building control approvals, tender drawings & specification for procurement from the Premises Services construction framework. 

The new room is designed in timber frame construction with external materials to match the existing building.  The build is progressing well with the timber frame installed w/c 26th September.  Premises Services will continue to project manage the build through practical completion and 12 month defects period.

The head teacher of the school said "On behalf of all the staff, governors and children at Bicton, thank you to everyone involved in the project over the past 4 months. The support and advice from the Local Authority and the contractors has been much appreciated and I personally did not imagine for one minute that the project would be as stress-free as it has been!

Paveaways' employees, and everyone they have contracted to work on site, have always been considerate and eager not to affect the day-to-day running of the school and I cannot recommend their services enough."

3D internal view of the new Eco Room

The Eco-room will be used in conjunction with the School’s wildlife area and supports the existing Forest School activities. This purpose built fully-equipped room will allow staff to deliver hands-on activities linked to the environment and outdoor learning which would inspire pupils and enrich their passion for science and nature.

Eco Room timber frame construction taken on 26 September 2016Eco Room timber frame construction (interior) taken 26 September 2016
Timber frame construction w/c 26 September 2016

Coleham Primary School – Re-roofing

With more holes than Henry's bucket, Coleham's roof had only received patch repairs since its construction circa 1910.

The summer of 2016 marked the end of a three year phased scheme to replace both the pitched and flat roofs to the original building.  This also brought the opportunity to insulate the roof and bring the 100-year-old+ roof up to current building regulations, which will not only enhance the energy efficiency of the building but will also prevent a lot of disruption to classes due to severe leaks. 

Many thanks must go to the staff and pupils for allowing each phase to continue through term time.

Mary Webb School – Secure Lobby

Mary Web School secure lobbyThis summer Mary Webb received funding to create a secure lobby. The school offered to contribute a significant sum towards the project providing we could solve their disjointed administration accommodation within the scheme. 

In order to meet the budget constraints and solve both problems we could not build a new extension to house the lobby, so the existing office accommodation was altered significantly. The main school entrance was brought into the heart of the school building with a large open plan administration office adjacent. 

Only 4 weeks into the new term the school have reported that the new layout has provided exactly what they needed as well as meeting stringent safeguarding recommendations. Many thanks to the school staff for mucking in towards the end of the project and to Mr Salmon for volunteering for the smallest office. 

Sheriffhales Primary School – Damp Proofing Works

Sheriffhales Primary School is based in an old Victorian building with a history of damp proofing problems.  Over recent months damp had begun to affect another area of walling and cause unsightly stains and deterioration of plaster and paint finishes. 

After consultation with a damp proofing specialist a schedule of repair works was prepared that would be carried out under the direction of one of our Framework contractors. 

Work was due to take place over a 2 week period of the school holidays. Unfortunately, a last-minute change of main contractor was required, but Blue Square (previously Jones and Hampton) stepped in at short notice and completed the work before the end of the holidays. 

The school had time to set up the classroom ready for the start of term and the head teacher has reported how pleased she was with the standard of the work.

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