Founded in 1872 the Girls’ Day School Trust is the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools educating approximately 8% of all girls at UK independent schools. It is also the UK’s largest educational charity, which re-invests all its surplus funds for the benefit of its pupils, including the maintenance and development of its buildings and grounds, to provide the best possible learning environment. There are about 20,000 pupils in the 24 GDST schools and two academies throughout England and Wales. All but two of the schools educate girls all the way through, from the age of three or four to 18.
Shrewsbury High School needed an all weather pitch to be able to provide all year round sports facilities, including tennis, netball and hockey. The works included: re-surfacing works using a synthetic turf, replacement fencing, LED floodlighting, surface water drainage, supply of maintenance equipment and storage for maintenance equipment.
Frankham was commissioned to project manage the delivery of the project on behalf of the Trust and the school. Duties included overseeing the planning stages of the project, preparing building contracts and managing the construction phase of the project through to its successful handover. The work was required to start in the summer holiday period and be ready for use in the Autumn term. The project was handed over on time and within the client’s budget.