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Kingsham Primary School required extension and refurbishment of the existing school corridor to provide an open plan library, classroom space and upgrading WC facilities.
Barker was commissioned to provide contract administration services and project management for a scheme to fully refurbish the existing school corridor and classroom area into an open plan library, new classroom space and existing pupil toilet refurbishment.
Barker’s team provided a full structural detailed design to overcome significant design issues with the existing post-war school building.
The refurbishment involved creating a new accessible toilet facility, a new open plan classroom and a new open plan library area. It also involved significant structural alterations to deliver modern, refurbished toilet facilities. The structural works involved highly detailed design work due to the existing issues and deficiencies within the current building structure.
New steel supports and columns were used to provide the open plan area, creating a more user-friendly and modern pupil facility to enhance the teaching space. The areas were further modernised with the use of fully suspended ceilings and LED lighting, providing cost savings to the school’s energy consumption.
The refurbishment works also created much larger natural daylight openings to the classroom area; new interactive teaching wall facility; new low temperature radiators and a new fire exit door – all improving the existing teaching environment.
The WC facilities were fully refurbished and structurally redesigned to provide a new configuration and a modern, safe facility for the pupils.
Our team also made adaptations to accommodate social distancing measures, such as markings, keeping in line with the requirements relating to Covid-19.
The works were completed within 7 weeks during the school summer break.
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“We are thrilled with the outcomes. Your management of the project and your communication of progress and issues has been exactly what we asked of you.”University of Chichester Academy Trust