Highwood Primary School Expansion near completion
Frankham Consultancy Group are near completion on Highwood Primary School Expansion
Works were sub-divided into four discrete sections to minimise disruption:
• Modifications to existing reception classrooms and ancillary areas.
• New single storey extension to accommodate classrooms and speech & language therapy area; including works to car park.
• Conversion works within Hall to create extra WC facilities and storage.
• Works to existing Annexe to create new staff / support areas
A JCT Design and Build contract was employed to mitigate the pre-construction programme. The scheme was procured concurrently with works to another scheme in the same region. Separate appointments offered best value for money.
Scheme was delivered within 1% of the Contract Sum despite the introduction of additional works, thanks to a post award cost reduction exercise with the Contractor.
Handover of the final Section of works was delayed by four weeks due to the number of Client variations and the discovery of asbestos.Phasing the works allowed us to maintain uninterrupted use. Working with the school and re-scheduling works allowed us to mitigate the impact of delays.
Officers were provided with regular financial and programme performance updates so as they could make informed decisions. We also worked closely with the Contractor to
determine and agree the commercial impact of variations.
Final Account agreed and counter-signed prior to Practical Completion.