John Randall Primary and Haughton Special Schools
Creation of teaching spaces, refurbishment and external areas
Start date: Nov 20 Completion date: Sept 22 Project Value: 6.3m
Education (Telford and Wrekin Council) Read Construction biT Group
Telford and Wrekin Council's school organisation engaged biT to deliver places within Haughton Special school both in numbers of children and in providing for children with higher needs, biT built a new two storey, seven classroom extension for neighbouring John Randall Primary School, so that four of their former classrooms could be refurbished and connected to Haughton by the addition of a new fifth classroom and corridor. biT then built a second new single storey extension for Haughton with two more classrooms and specialist therapy rooms, and finally refurbished and reordered another teaching block and office space. All three new blocks included modern hygiene rooms for disabled users, which neither school benefitted from previously. Externally, biT added a new staff carpark at the rear of the school, an all weather MUGA (multi-use games area) to maximise use of the playing fields, widened the existing access path to the upper (playing field) level and created a larger hard play area by excavating into a bank.
The in-house team at biT provided a fully designed and managed project, taking the scheme from feasibility, through the planning process, tendering phase and managing the build on site.
Our highly skilled project manager, architects and quantity surveyors were able to take the brief from the client and create these amazing spaces delivering a high-quality project on cost and to programme.
What Our Stakeholders Say:
"This has been a challenging project, managing the major expansion and refurbishment in multiple phases of two working schools, whilst accommodating 365 children and 130 staff on a very small site.”