PROJECT: 044PR | TYPE: Refurbishment | CLIENT: Faringdon Community College | LOCATION: Faringdon, Oxfordshire |

secondary school refurbishment

OVERVIEW:
A Secondary school refurbishment of an existing building to create additional washroom facilities due to ongoing pandemic in established secondary school, involving multiple services, equipment and teams. Greenway were called in for this.

INVESTIGATION:
Following a detailed survey of the building and existing access points, Greenway created a three dimensional plan of the proposed washroom with individual cubicles and hand-washing area. Additional storage and 2 new doorways with external access were also required to meet the school’s Covid-19 obligations.

CHALLENGES:
1. Sourcing fixtures and fittings compliant with school-standard specifications was an important part of the tender, as well as working within the school’s limited budget and strict timescales. 2. To comply with social distancing and hygiene procedures, the teams were required to adopt additional health and safety measures at all times. 3. Maintaining and working within a safe cordon around the site was paramount to ensure the protection of the pupils and staff on-site during school hours.

SERVICES PROVIDED:
After removing and disposing of the existing fittings and flooring, the engineers installed two new doors to provide external access for entry and exit. A lockable storage space was created for school supplies and a new Altro flooring laid to replace the old tiling. Working in multi-skilled teams, purpose-built, school-specification IPS panelling and cubicles with child-proof locks were installed together with new plumbing and lighting. The job was finished with a complete re-decoration inside and safety markings outside.

OUTCOME:
Having been approached by Faringdon College on recommendation, Greenway used its experience to advise on all aspects of the job and deliver a low maintenance, high specification washroom facility. The result is a hard-wearing solution suitable for constant, daily use, which also fulfills essential environmental, health and safety requirements.

The Secondary school refurbishment was completed ahead of schedule and provided good value for the client who is extremely happy with the outcome. Since undertaking the project, Greenway has already received 3 additional enquiries, including a project from a neighbouring college.