Case study
Beechwood Primary School

The project consisted of four new extensions to provide four additional classrooms, a new staff room, staff working area, resource area, group rooms, interview room, circulation areas, storage areas, refurbishment to existing areas and associated external works.

Project details

Contract | Beechwood Primary School
Contract Dates | June 2017 to May 2018
Contract Value | £1.5m
Client | Wokingham Borough Council
Design & Build | Morris & Blunt Ltd
Principal Designer | Leonard Tridgell Associates
Structural Engineer | KRP Consulting Engineers


Beechwood Primary School
Ambleside Close

What we did

The new extensions were undertaken during term time with phased completions as works progressed. At the same time refurbishment of existing classrooms providing new ceilings, lighting and ventilation systems took place.

The extensions had traditional strip foundations with beam and block floors and a structural steel portal frame. External elevations consisted of insulated composite panels with glazed aluminium framed windows and doors. Both insulated composite panels and single ply membranes provided the roof coverings. Internally acoustic partitions created the new spaces with suspended ceilings throughout.

New mechanical and electrical systems were installed including a new heating system, ventilation, lighting, power, data, fire alarm and intruder alarm works. Externally ramped and stepped access were provided to enable safe access and egress.

The most challenging aspect of this project was working together with School staff to ensure the safety of all pupils, staff and visitors as the majority of works were undertaken during term time. To achieve this meticulous planning, regular liaison meetings were held and chaired by our Construction Manager and site team to ensure the successful delivery and completion of each phase whilst implementing Morris & Blunt Ltd strict health and safety policy.