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PeopleThe team involved the school’s pupils and staff at every stage of the build, so that the project could be used as a learning experience. This included ‘walkarounds’ on site, and involvement in groundbreaking and topping out ceremonies.
Planet96 per cent of waste was diverted from landfill during the project and energy efficient cabins formed part of the site set up, saving energy and water.
ProfitAs part of the value engineering work we worked with the headteacher to review the teaching space requirements, resulting in 100m2 of new build floor space due to rationalisation.
The new teaching block was constructed right at the heart of the live campus, next to existing teaching blocks and the sports field. The entrance to the school also had to be closed for some of the works, so the team constructed new entrance roads into the campus and a new car park at the start of the project, handing over early so that school access would be improved at the earliest stage.
In order to enable the school and public to begin using the sports centre as soon as possible, the team identified the programme of works and re-engineered the sequence to complete the sports centre four months early. Along with the new car park and entrance road, this enabled activities to begin in the centre ahead of the planned completion in May.
"I’ve recommended Morgan Sindall to other headteachers. In a nutshell what I’ve said is they’re a professional team and they understand working with schools – that’s really important as a lot of contractors don’t.Alex Prior
From my point of view, really where Morgan Sindall have done a fantastic job, is enabling me to continue with my day job - they’ve really got on with things and haven’t created any difficulties that could pull my focus away from delivering a great school here.
They’ve delivered on time, they’ve delivered on budget, and they’ve done it without making my life, or the life of my senior team, difficult or complicated."
Principal, Etonbury Academy