Wernick Exceed Expectations for “Outstanding” School
Brampton Manor Academy was a school that needed extra space. Rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted; the popular sixth form was expanding rapidly, and the school needed new classrooms to house their growing pupil numbers.
Having used modular systems before, Brampton knew they wanted to work with a modular provider. The school was seeking more space for its growing sixth form that could blend in with blocks already on campus. With the existing school buildings bedecked with either traditional-look blockwork and render or more modern rain screen; whichever provider was chosen would need to ensure the new building could match its stylish cohorts and meet the school’s high design standards.
A number of modular providers were contacted for the project – but one tender stood out. The School’s Finance Director, Kit Lam, told us; “After undertaking a rigorous and competitive tendering process, not only did Wernick’s provide the most competitive bid but also met our challenging design brief and demonstrated the ability to work to our tight time-frame. Wernick’s were the clear winners.”
Wernick provided a full turnkey service, seeing the project through from conception to completion. Working with Brampton, the Wernick Buildings team created a design for the building, which would include 8 classrooms and 4 fully fitted science labs along with toilet facilities and storage space. Wernick also undertook substantial ground works while on-site, installing piled concrete and ring beam foundations for the new block.
The project took a total of 23 weeks from start to finish, and the building was manufactured at Wernick’s purpose built factory in just 4 weeks! The completed block was BB110 compliant with a standing seam curved roof and an attractive fully glazed covered walkway. The building provided the required lab and classroom space along with toilet facilities, offices and storage rooms, all with a painted interior finish. A block work and white render exterior allowed the building to blend seamlessly with other blocks on campus just as the school requested.
The staff and pupils are reported to be pleased with their new building. Kit Lam commented; “Wernick pulled out all the stops to deliver on time after a number of variations were made to the programme and it’s fair to say that we are extremely proud of what has been achieved. Most importantly our pupils and staff are delighted with the building and its facilities and love spending time in such a wonderful environment”
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