Deeley Construction undertook these works in a live environment and under strict timescales all without affecting the students during exam periods.
The scope of works underwent several amends as the client modified the proposed design on several occasions, however by working in collaboration with the project team we ensured these amends did not affect the project timescales.
The works were carried out in three sections across the campus:
Edwards Keep – demolition / alteration and refurbishment of existing mixed-use classrooms complete with M & E services. Works to the existing open plan area included the creation of two new D&T classrooms, STEM classroom and prep room. The block was adjacent to the main sports hall used for exam periods, therefore close liaison with the school to ensure noisy works were only undertaken at specific times ensured minimal disruption to the pupils.
Food Preparation Area – refurbishment of entrances and installation of 16 new workstations. These were a variation to the original contract, however we worked quickly and coordinated the multiple trades to agree a design, M&E requirements and placed an order to ensure the 8-week lead time did not affect the project.
Drainage from the area was originally scheduled to be 50 meters to the nearest man hole, however various holes through the façade, block paving would have had to be lifted and potential damage could have led to other services.
MUGA Pitch – creation of a new MUGA pitch, adjacent to an existing one. Due to the history of bombs being dropped in World War 2 in Coventry, we commissioned a UXO survey to ensure a safe dig. We also undertook a monitored archaeological dig where, whilst of minimal historic importance, a bottle dump.
Linked to the above refurbishment works, significant drainage alterations were required internally within one block (Edwards Keep) and internally / externally to another (Food Technology). Upon starting on site we investigated the drainage runs proposed and we were able to significantly reduce the cost and disruption to the school. We carried out our own surveys and suggested alternative routes much to the school’s satisfaction.