Wood Green Junior School, Wednesbury

Single storey classroom, hall and dining room units in our RoWeR System, with extensions and refurbishment of the existing school facilities, carried out within a live working educational environment.


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Project Wood Green Junior School

Location Hobs Road, Wednesbury, WS10 9BW

Client Sandwell MBC

Project Description 

The client needed to extend the school by one form of entry to admit an additional 120 pupils. Also a  number of single storey extensions to the existing building were proposed to provide for an additional 483m2 of floor space, comprising the erection of three extensions to the rear of the existing school building, which would achieve 163m2 of this total. The remaining 220m2 provided for a new hall and group room.

The new extensions were managed to ensure safe continued use of access/egress points, and play areas separately zoned on site during the construction operations.

The works on site comprised the Design & Build of new single storey classroom, hall and dining room blocks. Following extensive demolition and enabling works and relocation of school buildings, features and equipment, the new buildings benefited from the speed and flexibility of our RoWeR system, constructed after we treated the mineworkings below the site area, constructed bespoke engineered foundations and a lightweight steel frame. The external walls comprise Trespa rainscreen cladding panels with aluminium windows and doors. The roof is made up of cold rolled steel & composite cladding insulation panels with a single ply membrane. Internal walls are lightweight partition construction. Extensive new M&E installations, catering kitchen installations, comfort cooling, sprinklers and incoming services, drainage and external works comprising new play areas, parking and refurbished internal areaa.

All work was carried out within a live working educational environment.

Project Value £2.2M

Project Duration 40Weeks

Form of Contract JCT Design & Build

Design Team G.H. Design Ltd, Central Design Consultants Ltd, Sandwell MBC

Procurement Competitive single stage selective tender – Design & Build