The critical success factor was phasing the demolition with a brand-new facility.
Client name: Dunton Lower School
Construction Value: £400k
Project Type: Demolition
Contract Type: JCT Minor Works
Savoy Construction was appointed to undertake the demolition of a classroom block of this Ofsted Outstanding school. The process involved stripping-out and demolishing a single storey classroom block whilst the school was occupied.
Not only were we involved in the demolition, but also the new build extension and associated landscaping including tarmac resurfacing to create a playground area.
The main challenge was the configuration of the construction and demolition phases. The clients pre-contract expectations were that they would have to decant the existing classrooms, so they could be demolished prior to the construction of the new block. This would have involved moving some of the pupils to a neighbouring school. To avoid this, we designed the new classroom block so the existing could remain in-situ until the works were completed. The existing block was then demolished upon completion during a school holiday period.
“Savoy Construction used their experience to solve a real problem for us. We didn’t really want to move the children to a neighbouring school and their solution of building the new facility before demolishing the old one worked perfectly for us”.