The project at Westfield School for girls was a CIP funded new science block for secondary school and sixth form students. The school needed to relocate the junior students from temporary buildings to their current science rooms. The project was split into 4 phases due to the site being live throughout the works.
Meldrum carried out the demolition of temporary teaching buildings and the ‘potting shed’ (Stone & Slate out building) to form part of two new single storey teaching blocks with fully fitted science blocks and landscaped areas. Other major work included is the renovation to the existing classrooms and the surrounding landscape.
Meldrum carried out extensive value engineering after the initial pricing exercise, the project was initially priced at £1.7m – through working with the client, our team looked at changing specifications and construction methods to achieve the client’s budget.
The school remained live throughout, which mean a close relationship and tight communication was needed to ensure the health and safety of the students was maintained at all times. Deliveries were ‘just in time’ ensuring minimal disruption to the both staff, parents, school buses and the students. All site staff were DBS Checked.