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Meadow High School expanded their Secondary School to include a bespoke Sixth Form SEN Facility. Module-AR Limited were awarded the contract to manufacture and install a 1,071m² 2 storey building including a Common room, Assembly Hall, Salon, Fitness Suite, 8 No. Classrooms, a Head of Sixth Form Office, Work room, WC's, disabled toilet & shower room, locker spaces, 2 No. staircases, a DDA compliant passenger lift, Plant room and Cleaner cupboards.
Internally the Classrooms, Offices, Work room, Fitness Suite and Assembly Hall were fitted with carpet tiles for maximum comfort whereas the WC's, Corridors, Salon, Plant room and Cleaners' cupboard had polysafe vinyl flooring for easy cleaning and maintenance. Suspended ceilings were installed throughout and PIR lighting was fitted to maximise sustainability. Module-AR Limited consider building safety to be extremely important, therefore the building complied with 'Secured by Design', maglocks were fitted to all doors in the corridors & stairwells, finger guards were fitted to all internal doors and the pipework was boxed-in to all toilet areas.
Externally, the structure is clad in Plastisol (plastic coated steel) fitted horizontally to imitate the appearance of Trespa cladding at a fraction of the cost. The Architect had chosen the varying cladding colours of navy, ocean blue, Wedgewood blue, pigeon grey and white to create a stylish and modern building - perfect for a brand new Sixth Form facility. The projecting fascia is navy Plastisol and the PCA (powder coated aluminium) windows & external doors were coloured navy, white and ocean blue to match the external cladding along with 3 No. entrance door canopies in Wedgewood blue.
Module-AR Limited delivered and installed the building during the February half term to minimise any disruption to the school schedule, with the full project taking just 30 weeks to complete.
Ross MacDonald, Headteacher of Meadow High School, stated: "As Headteacher of Meadow High School I can happily endorse the work undertaken by Module-AR Ltd. From the design stage, cutting the first turf, watching the building arrive and be assembled, the quality of workmanship and the grand opening to many smiling faces this is a true success story.
We are so pleased with our new modular 6th form. The pupils, staff and parents are all delighted with the building. Thank you so much for your support which has helped us to complete this project in a limited amount of time and with a tight budget. Module-AR Ltd are a professional company where the client matters and the product is first rate including support going forward for even small matters."
These kind words from Mr MacDonald were supported by the project manager, Bob Phillips, on behalf of Meadow High School: "Module-AR were principal contractor and it was evident from the first design coordination meeting that the focus was on the entire project at all times. Guidelines were identified early for a building to be delivered to quality, to cost and to programme.
The 1,070m² of building on 2 floors has transformed the delivery of the curriculum at the school not only for the pupils but staff and parents with a very big WOW factor.
The programme was tight, the budget was capped, agreed by all consultants, and was met at all times. Site supervision with Health & Safety arrangements were carried out in a professional manner which was clearly visible to all visitors and consultants.
The two-way dialogue for the project was paramount. Module-AR Sales and Design office staff were patient and never wilted providing careful guidance as to the various options available to the school at all times.
Again I must stress that this building has transformed the outlook of the school, if and when funds become available we would look forward to working with you in the future."
Module-AR Limited were sub-contracted by Halsall Construction Ltd. to provide 16 No. modular units suitable for installing on the sixth floor of the Bristol Royal Infirmary. Before the installation of the Module-AR Limited structures could commence, Module-AR were firstly required to demolish and remove the existing corrugated, and asbestos-clad, structure on the sixth floor of the King Edward building.
Upon removal of the old structure, the 16 Module-AR bays, externally clad with 'Optimo Self-Clean KS1000' Kingspan, were then craned into position on top of the King Edward building and a linkway was erected to the existing building. The windows of the modules were fully hinged to permit cleaning from the inside and protective barriers were installed, along with a fall arrest system, for safe external maintenance of the structure.
Inside, the Bristol Royal Infirmary modular building is utilised as a Surgical Assessment Suite with 15 No. Consulting rooms, 9 No. Changing Areas, Reception rooms, a large Patient Waiting Area, Clean & Dirty Utility rooms and WC facilities. Factory-fitted brise soleil was installed to maximise sustainability, reduce sun glare and optimise natural light into the building. Due to the site being in the centre of the city of Bristol, construction site space was minimal. Alongside this, the modules were to be delivered on top of a busy hospital so minimising site disturbance was essential. The 16 No. modules were craned into position over 2 days without ever blocking the emergency entrance into the hospital and causing minimal disruption to the Hospital's daily activities.
In total the project was designed, manufactured and installed in less than 11 weeks which allowed the hospital to utilise the facility up to 50% sooner than if the building was constructed traditionally.
Module-AR Limited were granted the project to design a 2,186m², 2 storey, 64 No. module Office and Welfare facility for Network Rail. The structure was designed & built to accommodate 132 Office staff with Welfare facilities for 240 staff at their Stockport branch.
This purchase building was finished externally with Plastisol (plastic coated steel) which was bonded to 9mm WBP exterior grade plywood. The plywood panel was fitted to a timber frame to form a stressed skin construction. The part Cedar and part Kingspan cladding chosen by Network Rail creates a modern & aesthetically pleasing structure.
The external windows of the Network Rail Stockport building are thermally broken PC Aluminium frames incorporating laminated & toughened glass, fitted with Trickle Vents to provide background ventilation. All windows can be opened and cleaned from the inside of the building, reducing the risk of falls from ladders as associated with external cleaning methods. The external doors of the building are manufactured from double skinned 1.2mm Zintec steel with interlocking seams and reinforced interlocking channels & tubes to prevent twisting.
The interior of the building was designed to meet Network Rail corporate DNA. This generates a creative and productive environment that is a pleasure to work in. On the ground floor of the fully Heat & Cool air conditioned building is a Briefing room, Meeting room, Archive room, with an enhanced 5kN/m² floor loading, 4 No. Offices, a large 216m² Refectory (with dishwashers, sinks, fridges & seating accommodation), a Store room, Switch room, male & female WC's and shower facilities, a 135m² Drying room, a 135m² Locker room, a Lobby with Reception area and a Security room. 2 No. corridors with stairwells and a DDA Compliant lift were installed to take employees to the first floor of the structure. The first floor features a huge 665m² open plan Office, 5 No. additional Meeting rooms, a Communications room, open plan fully-fitted Kitchen/Dining area, Casual Meeting space and male & females WC's.
In total the project was designed, manufactured and installed in just 14 weeks with dramatically reduced on site traffic and site disruption. This was extremely important to Network Rail as the building is situated next to a live railway.
This prestigious, modern office & welfare facility will be available for long or short-term hire from September 2018. Originally built for a 2 ½ year short term hire in 2016, this facility is now nearing the end of its current hire term.Read more