Three-Storey – 2,380m2
THE COUNCIL’S PERSPECTIVE
PAUL WHITE, PROJECT MANAGER – MANCHESTER CITY COUNCIL
“The project at Beaver Road Primary School has proven the effectiveness of offsite manufacturing.”
With quality and efficiency guaranteed, Beaver Road came to us for an innovative and creative approach to their school expansion project. Due to a growth in population across the region, we were tasked to address Manchester City Council’s urgent need for additional school places. Beaver Road Primary was one of eight schools completed in 14 months for Manchester City Council’s EBN Schools Programme of Works.
• An urgent need for additional school places across Manchester required a quick solution
• To create an inspiring learning environment to accommodate 550 pupils aged 9-11
• Budget constraints meant that cost efficiency was key.
The scheme had to be installed on a constrained site within the fully Working in partnership with the school and ISG, we created a warm and welcoming environment that staff and students can be proud of. Facilities include a fully fitted out sensory room, 14 classrooms, IT suites, offices, kitchen and a double height sports hall. To maximise the space available, an external play area was also fitted at first floor level.
The design includes a range of different size rooms to suit specific class sizes and the externals are clad with a timber effect fibre cement board to ensure the look and feel of the building is attractive and inviting.
Off-site construction meant this brand new school was completed 10 weeks quicker than a traditional build. Working in collaboration with principal contractors ISG, we designed and developed a bespoke solution to meet Beaver Road Primary’s needs, quickly and cost effectively. Using cutting edge digital design, and standard DFMA components, our team was able to utilise space available and achieve BREEAM Very Good status, along with EPCA ratings.