£17m of factory built school wins

Grant Prior 9 years ago

The spread of off-site construction in the education sector is continuing with work set to go-ahead on a string of schemes worth £17m.

Elliott Off-Site Solutions has secured £5m of design and build contracts at two schools in the London area.

Specialist Built Offsite is also in line for the new £4.1m Woodlands Primary School in Pinewood Crescent, Grimsby which is currently going through planning.

While Portakabin has landed an £8m deal from Surrey County Council to provide 20 new modular classroom buildings.

Elliott will construct two single-storey classroom blocks at Fairholme School in Hounslow and a three-storey design and technology block at Drayton Manor High School in Ealing.

Both projects involve Elliott acting as principal contractor on a design and build basis.

Elliott will construct the new buildings using a combination of off-site systems chosen by the schools and specifiers because it allows the incorporation of concrete floors.

Paul Lang, Off-Site Solutions Director at Elliott, said: “Drayton Manor and Fairholme School are two significant new contract wins for Elliott and continue our success in the education sector.

“The reason why so many specifiers in the education sector are choosing our range of off-site solutions is that they provide complete flexibility in terms of design and can be tailored to suit defined capital budgets.

Woodlands Primary will be the first modular built school in the borough.

Built Offsite has won the contract to design and build the new school to specifications set by the council’s development services regeneration partnership.

The two-storey school building will be made up of modules built in the firm’s factory and then delivered and put together on site.

Subject to planning permission, work on the factory-built modules is due to start in September 2013 for delivery to the site in the winter. The new school is expected to be up and running by spring/summer 2014.

Portakabin will provide classrooms for 330 children at 11 different schools in Surrey this year.


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