Customer need

The New College School are a private school with a reputation for academic excellence. Due to expansion plans with a lengthy 3+ year construction period this excellence needed to be protected whilst also accommodating the growing intake of pupils. By offering an interim solution with a permanent feel, bespoke to the school’s needs, an engaging learning environment for the pupils was achieved.

The Perfect Solution

21 modules arranged over 3 storeys, sits perfectly in the limited area available on the grounds which provided enough space for 120 pupils to continue to learn and play. A temporary solution which offered a look that aesthetically blended with the environment and allowed the staff and children to maintain high levels of excellence.

Project Delivery

In total 710m2 of interim space was installed in a restricted area and on a live school site during the summer holiday. As with all of our projects we don’t just stop with the building. We were able to offer the hard and soft landscaping with play areas, canopy and hoarding to complete the full ‘new hire’ experience, leaving nothing for the customer to have to organise elsewhere.

Project Journey

From start to finish we handled everything on this temporary hire building project! Starting with the planning application, including carrying out a Pre-Consultation Planning meeting and discharging conditions; to the helical screwpile foundations that were needed due to poor ground conditions; and an additional maintenance regime, which includes response times and call-out procedures that will stand for the duration of the hire contract. Offering the full turnkey solution that everyone wants for peace of mind over the course of the hire.

Working closely with the employer’s agent and the school a bespoke design to suit the school’s needs consisted of 8 new classrooms, an open plan 120m2 Hall to accommodate 120 pupils with a bespoke designed raised stage area, staff offices, staff room, kitchen and pupil wc facilities.

As this is a high fee paying private school, the Headteacher requested upgraded design features from that of other standard hire fleet buildings on the market. With our modern white external cladding, timber panels, acoustic ceilings, painted feature internal walls to replicate the school’s brand and bespoke flooring the children and staff are never reminded that they were in a temporary building.

Don’t take our word for it

“A first rate product delivered on-time and within the agreed cost. Their performance throughout was diligent, professional and collaborative. The installation was smooth and trouble free. I would not hesitate to work with or recommend in the future.”

Project Manager of Austin Newport – Employers Agent