Trekenner School development
SWH Build undertook development works at Trekenner Primary School, Launceston, to provide a new community classroom and “state of the art” kitchen. Our works also included refurbishment works on an existing classroom. The school is a Victorian building and it was important for our works to blend in with its existing character.
Our works included:
- The construction of a new single storey building to include:
- A new classroom
- A “state of the art” kitchen
- Disabled toilets
- A shower area
- A cloakroom
- The installation of flooring
- The installation of drainage systems
- The installation of heat sensitive roof lighting
- The installation of timber framed windows
- Refurbishment works on an existing classroom including painting and decorating
The new single storey building was designed with a natural sedum roof to complement the existing Victorian School roof. We used locally sourced materials such as stone and timber cladding on the external walls, creating a natural looking finish.
The school remained open whilst the works took place. To ensure that minimal disruption was caused by site movements, we built a stone track behind the grounds for the new building providing an access way for our machinery and workmen. This meant that workmen/machinery did not need to cross the playground, enabling the pupils to carry on as normal. The school were so pleased with the new access way that they asked for SWH Build to turn this into a permanent road way, which is now used as secondary access to the school and for overflow parking.
To ensure the safety of pupils whilst works were taking place, all works were segregated from pupils by a solid fence. All operatives also received a tool box talk on working around children and wore official SWH clothing at all times to ensure that they were easily recognisable.
All of the works were successfully completed on time.
Client: Cornwall County Council
Contract Value: c. £255,000
Year completed: 2011
Expertise: Build, Refurbishment, Education environments
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