Project name: Eden Girls’ Leadership Academy
Client name: Morgan Sindall
Supplied by: Wernick Hire
Accommodation type: Two storey school block
Size: 72 modules
Features: Classrooms, offices, science labs, canteen, library, reception area, secure entry.
Star Academies were tasked by Birmingham City Council to provide new school places urgently. Working with main contractor Morgan Sindall, the Trust set about planning a new building that would eventually be able to accommodate 600 students.
However, the new building would not be due for completion for another two years, meaning that a temporary building would be needed.
Wernick Hire were chosen to provide the new school building, which was installed in just six days and handed over two months after starting on site.
The building features a variety of facilities; as well as offices and classrooms it includes science laboratories, a canteen with commercial kitchen, library, ablution area, and prayer room.
The school is currently used by nearly 300 pupils, with capacity for more to start next term.
Famida Rawoot, Principal at the School, said: “To be honest, I didn’t expect a temporary building to be such high quality. The design is great, with the canteen, library and science labs all working well for us. Not only does the building meet our needs, but when issues arise I feel like both Morgan Sindall and Wernick are really supportive in making the building a good environment for the pupils and staff.”
Simon Walpole, Project Manager for Morgan Sindall, said: “Wernick performed very well on what was always going to be a tight programme. Not only did they meet the deadlines for the project, they’ve also been very responsive for any maintenance issues or queries, which has been very helpful in our ongoing support of the school.”
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