Roseacre Primary Academy Extension

Brand New Teaching Facilities for Roseacre Primary School, Blackpool
Roseacre Primary Academy
26 weeks
October 2016


The contract at Roseacre Primary Academy involved the construction of a two storey extension within the existing courtyard to create four new classrooms.

Twelve existing small classrooms have been remodelled and refurbished to create eight larger teaching areas.

External works included the construction of storage areas and associated landscaping.

Key Challenges

A key challenge of this scheme involved working in a live school environment. We combatted these challenges by planning noisier activities to coincide with the school holidays and arranging our deliveries around the school day.

Regular meetings were held with the school to ensure minimum disruption and inconvenience was caused for the duration of the project.

The site was very confined site with restricted access. Safety was a very high priority on site and effective safety procedures were put into place.

Other challenges included access, as the new build was constructed in the existing school courtyard.

The new structure was also higher than the existing build which meant getting the new build watertight was complex.

Added Value

Value engineering exercises were undertaken throughout the build to ensure the maximum value for money for the client.

After the discovery of asbestos in the roof voids Eric Wright Special Projects adjusted the programme accordingly to a phased programme to prevent any delay to the contract.

The site team collected donations for a local foodbank and a sandpit was donated to a local nursery.

The site manager did a number of talks with the schools children and site visits with teachers to view the new facilities.

87% of labour on this site was from local area and local suppliers and sub-contractors were employed.

Client Feedback

“Children and teachers are justifiably happy and proud of their new learning environments. We found the team to be proactive, honest and accommodating. Not only was the project delivered on time and within budget but was completed to a good standard of workmanship.”
Angela Penn
Academy Business Manager

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