Litherland High School Campus Integration
Framework: SCAPE Construction
Social value generated: £993,803
Social ROI: 87%
Waste reduced from landfill: 95%
Client satisfaction: 9/10
Work Experience: 2 Litherland High students gained 2 week long sessions of mentoring & work experience
A huge thank you to on-site team member Dwayne for today’s amazing sessions at Litherland High and The Hawthornes. The students were so engaged and took so much from it!
Project Co-Ordinator Elevate EBP
The project consisted of alterations to an existing secondary school site to enable re-siting of a primary school into the building.
The project brings together Litherland Moss Primary School and Litherland High School to provide far-ranging benefits to the community, the multi-academy trust and most importantly the young people who will be using the combined facility.
The existing primary school was beyond economical repair and the project provides the opportunity for the primary school to transition into a new space on an adjacent site, reducing occupational costs that can be re-invested into front line educational provision.
Our construction partner Kier built the original Litherland High school in 2010. The Heath Family consulted with Kier via the SCAPE Construction Framework to discuss the option of converting one wing of the high school into an early years and primary school space. The aim of the project was to provide new accommodation for the neighbouring Litherland Moss Primary School within a single building.
Following a consultation and pre-construction period, Kier designed, integrated and adapted the new layout to be suitable for early years and primary teaching.
The two phases of the project were delivered in a live working environment through the COVID-19 Pandemic with intricate phasing, ready for the primary school to migrate over before the end of the academic year.
The primary school would occupy the ground floor of one wing, but in order to do so there was a series of first floor alterations for office and secondary classroom relocations. These works were carried out in the summer holiday period of 2021 under phase 1.
Another challenge was the technical aspects associated with the re-modelling of a live school site whilst maintaining building performance (such as fire and acoustics) and simultaneously modifying and adapting existing building services to suit the new layout.
The phase 2 works were completed between January and June 2022 comprising the ground floor alteration works and extensive external works upgrade.
The Kier delivery team re-sequenced the programme to ensure the hall was handed over for exams. The hall required intricate temporary works and propping for the installation of new steelwork. In order for the hall to be ready for GCSE exams, the team engaged and collaboratively re-prioritised the activities with the school.
This collaborative method of working resulted in Kier's subcontractors providing early access to this hall section of the site to optimise the programme of works and handover this section on time.
One of the most striking visual changes was in the landscaping around the ground floor wing allocated to the primary school. This area was transformed from being purely a circulation route to a vibrant and exciting outdoor learning and play space with enriched areas for pupils to explore and for wildlife to be accommodated.
Repurposing one wing of the existing facility has made sure as a team that Kier has put the building asset to the best use, helping to minimise the impact on the environment.
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