Case Study: Woodcote Primary School - Croydon
- Client - London Borough of Croydon
- Project size - 804 m²
- Completion - 23 weeks
- 2 Storey Teaching Facility
- 'BREEAM' Excellent
- BIM Level 2 compliant
- Building Bulletin Compliant
London Borough of Croydon wanted to expand the 3FE, Woodcote Primary school on Dunsfold Rise, to a permanent 4FE School in order to cope with the schools’ intake for September 2017. This project was awarded to Module-AR as the successful off-site specialist sub-contractor in providing the facility using modern methods of construction.
Woodcote Primary school are now pleased to be occupying their new, 2 storey learning facility which consists of 8 additional classrooms, a quiet reading area, a DDA compliant lift & WC facilities to both floors.
The Premises Manager, said “words can’t explain how happy we all are with our new building” and stressed how impressed he was that the facility had been handed over ‘defect free’ in Jan 2018.
Tailored to the growing needs of the school, the elegantly simple design of this building boasts a brick-clad exterior, Velfac powder coated aluminium composite windows with contrasting red Spandrell panels & matching reveals to reflect the schools' corporate image and provide a modern fresh feel.
The design of this build has created an engaging learning environment for the children with the use of, light and bright open spaces, modern interactive smartboards and a quiet work/reading area.
This school already achieves an ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rating, and now with the new building having a BREEAM ‘Excellent rating and an EPC performance rating of ‘A’ this really is a high-performance expansion.
Much to the delight of executive headteacher Timothy Rome, the building was handed over, on-time and on budget. “At Woodcote we have a highly skilled, experienced and enthusiastic team who are committed to each child achieving the highest standards of education and behaviour," Mr Rome said.
"The new building and improved facilities will give more children the opportunity to be part of our wonderful school."
The project, funded by Croydon Council has also seen significant improvements to the children’s outdoor play spaces, making them bigger and accessible all year round.
Peter Russel the Site manager gave some fantastic feedback of his first experience of off-site modular construction:
"Being modular in design I wasn’t really sure how the building would look. I believe it’s fair to say that unless you were aware of the building type you would never realise it is constructed in a modular format. The choice of fittings and finish truly allow for a bespoke building to meet any requirements. The building is now fast approaching its first year of occupancy and it still looks as fresh as it did when we were handed the keys. The promotional video footage of our school was taken eight months post hand-over. This demonstrates the high level of quality assurance Module AR offer and reflects the excellent after sales service in place to address any issues that may occur."
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