Merchant Taylors’ Junior and Infant School · Crosby
Phase one of the project completed in 2014 and phase two, which comprises rebuilding the back of the school, was finalised in early 2015.
The project includes partial demolition of the existing buildings and the formation of a new horizontal extension linked to the remaining original buildings.
The extension provides a new reception, several classrooms, a dining hall and kitchen. External works create a new children’s play area.
We worked closely with the school team to ensure no disruption to the occupied buildings while we were on site.
In particular we were keen to engage with the school on the proposed logistics to ensure safety and wellbeing for staff, pupils, parents, visitors and the public.
The Project Manager, Kevin Burgoyne had regular meetings with the school throughout delivery to ensure that there was no disruption to education, meeting daily with the school representative to discuss activities for the day and any specific hazards.
Working closely with the teaching staff, we arranged activities such as art competitions on the theme of safety and a brick signing event, where pupils signed a numbered brick which was then put into the main wall with a chart showing where each brick was positioned.
Whilst giving pupils a stake in the new building, this also supported maths and technology subjects. The brick signing followed an event at which England Captain, Steven Gerrard signed a steel girder to mark the school’s investment in their new facilities.