September 29, 2016 - News
This £7m scheme for Tauheedul Education Trust is now complete and focused on creating an optimum learning environment for pupils and involved a full refurbishment of the existing four-storey building, including remodeling of the interior to reflect the change of use with classrooms, an IT suite, social spaces and encapsulation of the existing exterior to refresh all façades. We also demolished an existing three-storey area of the original structure, replacing it with a double height sports hall.
Structural alterations were carried out to remodel the internal space, upgrade the lift and modify the building for Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliance. The scheme also included strip out and replacement of all mechanical and electrical services.
More than 700 opening windows were installed as part of the glazing project along with a number of ribbon windows and automatic doors. We also carried out associated external works, including upgrading of tarmac surfaces, creation of a hardstanding Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) pitch, car parking and drop off areas.
Michael Conlon, said:
This was a challenging project involving a restricted city centre site and a critical deadline, which was met despite modifications to the project during the programme. Our experience of both refurbishment projects and education schemes enabled us to manage project delivery effectively, working with our established supply chain to complete a stunning transformation.
Principal of Eden Boys’ School, part of the Tauheedul Education Trust, Alyson Middlemass, concluded:
Eden Boys’ School, Preston, is built on a mission of educational excellence, character development and service to communities and provides its pupils with a wealth of enrichment opportunities through its leadership specialism. The school’s new building offers the very best of technology and modern architecture and its facilities will play a pivotal role in helping our pupils to realise their ambitions. They are all extremely excited and eager to move in this September. Thank you to all the people who worked tirelessly to make this project a reality.