Holy Cross Primary School, Swindon

  • Holy Cross Primary School, Swindon

    Holy Cross Primary School

  • Holy Cross Primary School, Swindon

    Holy Cross Primary School

  • Holy Cross Primary School, Swindon

    Holy Cross Primary School

  • Holy Cross Primary School, Swindon

    Holy Cross Primary School

The design and build of a new single storey primary school in Swindon.

Project

Holy Cross Primary will act as a feeder school for the new comprehensive that was built 200 metres away.

Working closely with the architect, we designed and built a modern functional single storey space of 2000sqm. It has a timber frame, a metal standing seam roof, internal exposed Kerto engineered timber beams, and underfloor heating cast into the concrete slab. Other features include coloured cladding and aluminium windows.

Challenges

  • Located on a busy main road
  • Phased handover
  • Additional works were added to the contract

Solutions

Deliveries were scheduled and a banksman was used to guide lorries in and out of site.

We implemented a phased handover so the school could access critical rooms in the summer holidays. This meant out of hours working. We ensured the staff had a proportion of the car park so we moved our working area to free up this space.

Additional Section 278 works were accommodated, including blockpaving footpaths, remodeling a layby, lowering fibre optic cables and creating a 250m footpath from Holy Cross school to the neighbouring academy.

“We are impressed by Beard’s professionalism; this high quality project was launched with challenging timescales.”

Nick Tarr

Diocesan Secretary, Clifton Diocese

Customer

Clifton Diocese

Contract value

£3.8 million

Architect

Cullinan Studio

Quantity Surveyor

Peter Gittins Associates

Contract duration

43 weeks

Form of contract

JCT Design and Build

Procurement Method

Traditional

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