Building on an ever increasing portfolio of schools projects, work recently completed on Owston Primary School, Doncaster.
This £1.89m project was secured through the YORbuild procurement route, and marks our second foray into the South Area following the Church View project. Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council were the client and provided design services.
A key feature of the project was operating on a living learning site with high levels of interface with the existing staff and pupils – again something we have done before but cannot ever take for granted.
The programme ran from 16th March to 28th September 2011. A 27 week programme made very complicated by no fewer than 6 phases – well, we enjoy a challenge!
The works included an extension to form toilets and new entrance, and replacement extension to the main corridor. There were some minor demolition works to the existing school and demolition of a separate classroom block. Remedial works to roof tiling and new roof insulation and fire barriers. Other works included adaptations and alterations throughout the existing school, replacement windows and external doors, new suspended ceilings, and decorations.
Mechanical and electrical installations were replaced and we provided a new kitchen installation and ventilation. Externally the work included shade sail canopies and secure courtyard play area together with general drainage and minor works.
At completion we had transformed a very jaded school into a bright, airy and safe environment for young learners to develop. Staff see the beneficial difference in their workplace, and we celebrated the completion of another project providing the life changing environment that pupils deserve.