The Education sector is a large provider of work and has been for many years. We have worked for many schools, colleges, universities and academy's over the years and built unrivalled knowledge and expertise in working in their sensitive environments. We pride ourselves in working in the local education sector in Devon and giving new and initiative facilities to the learning community. Proven track records and performance has provided continuous repeat business. Our works include bespoke refurbishments to existing facilities, to extensions, to large new builds. Below is a small preview of our Education sector portfolio:
New Two Storey Extension, Burton Academy, Torquay
New Two Storey Extension
Project Value: £900,000 +VAT | Client: TDA
New two-storey extension for Burton Academy, Torquay. Providing pupils with access to additional teaching spaces and improved facilities
New Sixth Form Centre Extension, Combe Pafford School, Torquay
New Sixth Form Extension
Project Value: £310,000 +VAT | Client: Combe Pafford School
This new modern larch cladded extension was built to maximise the space to the existing Sixth Form building at Combe Pafford School in Torquay. This project was completed during the 3rd national lockdown period ready for the pupils and staff to utilise on their return.
New Mezzanine & Refurbishment Works, Falcon House, Exeter College
New Mezzanine & Refurbishment Works
Project Value: £725,000 +VAT | Client: Exeter College
Falcon House is Exeter College's specialist construction learning centre. The project works comprised of the a new mezzanine teaching space built within the existing brick workshop area. Partial demolition and refurbishment of the existing cafeteria and the alterations to existing IT room and staff room. The works also included external refurbishment to Falcon House including new signage and landscaping.
New Commercial Kitchen and Refurbishment Works at Victoria House, Exeter College
New Commercial Kitchen and Refurbishment Works
Project Value: £625,000 +VAT | Client: Exeter College
The project comprised of the construction of a new commercial kitchen and refectory area. Refurbishment works were also made to the reception area of Victoria House for Exeter College. This project was completed during the lockdown period with a 12 week timescale. The project was successfully delivered on time ready for the start of the new student term in September.
Roofing Works & Associated Works, Two Moors Primary School, Tiverton
Roofing Works & Associated Works
Project Value: £900,000 +VAT | Client: Devon County Council
This project involved working at height in a sensitive live environment. Extreme care was needed to complete the works to ensure disruption was not caused to the school’s routine. The works included asbestos removal from roof, replacement flat roofing, PV panels, roof light and the replacement of all windows, guttering, downpipes and cladding. The works required scaffolding to the entire perimeter of the building.
New Nursery Unit at Teignmouth Community School, Teignmouth
Nursery Unit Alterations & Construction of New Outdoor Classroom
Project Value: £685,000 +VAT | Client: TCS | Designer: TFQ Architects
The project comprised of the construction of a new large masonry extension and alterations to the existing Nursery unit together with external works, including raised external walkways and a walk-sure decking play area.
The project also comprised of the construction of a prefabricated timber frame classroom building within a remote area of the playing field, together with external works, including a long access path and the construction of a small external amphitheatre area covered with a tensioned canopy sail.
Both buildings utilised modern construction methods and included solar panels, underfloor heating, energy efficient lighting, a new Bauder roof, and designer finished ply panelling with aluminium windows.
Two Large Wing Extensions and Dining Hall Refurbishment at The King's School, Ottery St Mary
Two Large Wing Extensions and Dining Hall Refurbishment
Project Value: £415,000 +VAT | Client: The Kings School | Designer: Grainge Architects
The project comprised of two new large wing extensions and refurbishment of an existing dining hall building to create additional seating, a new caretakers facility, and a large covered walkway area.
The construction utilised timber frame, masonry and steel frame construction methods with bespoke modern sustainable building materials.
Essential Repairs & Upgrading Work to 4 No. Primary Schools in South Hams
Essential repairs and upgrading works to Blackawton, Kingswear, Stoke Fleming and East Allington Primary Schools
Project Value: £305,000 +VAT | Client: Dartmouth Academy | Consultants: WT Hills
The works comprised of essential repairs and upgrading works during the school summer holidays with a strict 6 week contract completion period, ready for the return of staff and pupils for the Autumn term.
The works involved upgrading/ replacement the mechanical and electrical systems (fire alarm systems, lighting, heating and ventilation), structural timber roof and wall repairs, new roof coverings and windows, the construction of new link buildings and canopies, and internal refurbishment works including redecorating and replacement floor coverings.
New Games Pavilion at Stover School, Stover
Construction of New Timber Frame Games Pavilion
Project Value: £175,000 +VAT | Client: Stover School | Designer: Stratton & Holborow
The works comprised of a new single storey timber framed games pavilion which consisted of 11 shower cubicles, 3 WC’s, 2 large changing/drying rooms, disabled facilities and an office. We had a lot of involvement and pre-contract meetings with the design team and the client prior to being awarded the contract to help ensure the clients requirements were fully understood and met. The result was a high quality and efficient build within a very tight budget and programme. Due to the remote location of the proposed building there was approximately 600m of trenching works required to provide the building with the relevant services it required (foul & storm drainage, electric, gas and water). This trenching works was routed right through the main entrances of the active school environment, which involved well thought-out logistics and direct liaisons with the school to ensure the highest levels of safety for all persons within the surrounding areas.
Extension & Kitchen Refurbishment at Sidbury Primary School, Sidmouth
Single Storey Extension and Kitchen Refit
Project Value: £110,000 +VAT | Client: Devon County Council | Consultants: NPS South West Ltd
The works comprised of a Single Storey Extension and Kitchen Refit. The client’s requirements were for a single storey kitchen extension with integrated bin store to the existing school meal service area, associated electrical and mechanical works and a small level of landscaping works.
Our works included ground works, drainage, foundations, brickwork, block work, roof works, installing upper floors, plastering, rendering, dry-lining, carpentry work (internal and external), plumbing and heating, electrical work and painting.
Careful consideration had to be taken due to the live school environment we were working in and we had to allow for working in and around the children, restricted site access/ deliveries, restricted parking and restricted space for material storage.
TCS Mill Lane, Teignmouth : Alterations and Refurbishment of the Staff & KS2 Children’s Toilets.
Alterations and Refurbishment of the Staff & KS2 Children’s Toilets
Project Value: £77,000 +VAT | Client: Teignmouth Community School | Designer: TFQ Architects
Project works were carried out during the school’s annual summer holiday period and completed ready for the return in September 2018.
Works comprised the stripping out, alterations and refurbishment of existing toilets including the installation of new cubicle and IPS panels, vanity units, duct panels and decorations.
New Sprung Floor Sports Hall Refurbishment at KEVICC, Ashburton Road, Totnes
New Sprung Floor Sports Hall Refurbishment
Project Value: £75,000 +VAT | Client: Devon County Council | Designer: NPS South West Ltd
Works comprised of installing a new Boen Stadium sprung flooring system over an existing damaged asphalt floor. This included removal and repair works to the existing surface, installation of a new level substructure (raising the floor height), increasing the door lintel heights due to the new raised level, installing new steel security grade external fire doors, installing the new sprung floor to manufacturers requirements, fabricating and fitting bespoke ash skirting boards, and the construction of external concrete ramps to provide new disabled access.
New CV Suite at The Maynards School, Exeter
Construction of new-build single-storey extension to existing gymnasium and internal alterations to dining room
Project Value: £146,000 +VAT | Client: The Maynard School, Exeter | Designer: Grainge Architects
The works comprised of the demolition of full-height external glazed screen to gymnasium, associated drainage, services and entrance steps. Dining room area alterations comprised of demolition of internal glazed screens, below-sill masonry between dining room and corridor, associated acoustic treatment and internal finishes.
Conversion of 2 Classrooms into Laboratories at Paignton Community & Sports Academy
Internal alterations to classrooms to form new science laboratories
Project Value: £140,000 +VAT | Client: Paignton Community & Sports Academy| Designer: TDA
The project involved stripping out and forming new openings along with complete mechanical and electrical works to convert 2 existing classrooms into laboratory facilities for Paignton Community & Sports Academy.
Refurbishment of Changing & Shower Facilities, The King's School, Ottery St Mary
Changing & Shower Facilities Refurbishment
Project Value: £100,000k +VAT| Client: The King's School
The works consisted of internal adaptations to upgrade the existing male and female sports changing and showering facilities to make it more open plan and modern.