When construction and engineering work has to continue during term time, we take immense care to protect staff and students from any impact. We plan the work to suit the school’s operations, develop detailed phasing programmes, exercise tight progress control, and maintain constant communication with all stakeholders. We are meticulous about health and safety, site management and security, noise and dust containment, and employee behaviour. Above all, we use all our own resource except for specialised tasks.
Some examples of how we work in ‘live’ environments
At Kempshott Junior School, Basingstoke, we built an extension to create a changing room for disabled pupils, and rebuilt the link hallway between old and new parts of the building.
At Wolverdene Special School, Andover, we built a single-storey, vaulted extension to create more teaching space, kitchen and toilet. Concrete pouring, brickwork and roof structure were all carried out during term time.
At Thamesdown Primary School, Reading, over 39 weeks we built a new extension, refurbished classrooms and reconstructed a staircase, while school life went on as normal.
At St Bartholomew’s C of E primary school, Haslemere, we undertook a 30-week project that included extending the assembly hall at the hub and heart of the school.
“Thank you so much for our wonderful new hall. It’s the best one we’ve had in years! The whole school loves to spend time in the lovely hall and will do anything to go in there more often. We’re so proud of the hard work you have put in and thanks to you we can all fit into our assemblies.”
– Staff and pupils at St Bartholomew’s School.