Scissett Middle School

Project details


Extension to the existing school

20 weeks

BPG Scope of Works:

  • Project management
  • Health and safety management
  • Segregation of the site to protect students and staff
  • Design development
  • New foundations, block and stonework, flooring, and concrete staircase
  • Installation of new internal and external fire exit doors, as well as internal handrails
  • Fitting of internal and external windows
  • MF ceilings throughout
  • Complete M&E work, including lighting and door releases
  • Decoration throughout
  • New fire alarm systems, integrated with existing system

The challenge

Scissett Middle School brought Building Projects Group on board for an extension because of the serious health and safety nature of it. This new extension would serve as the fire exit for the first and second floors of the existing school, and they needed someone they could trust to ensure the school was abiding by relevant fire regulations. All the while, they would need to remain fully operational while we worked.

Building Projects Group were appointed to construct a new extension which would form a new fire exit from the first and second floors of the existing school. This was a requirement that was needed to ensure the school was abiding by relevant fire regulations. The school remained fully operational for the majority of the works, BPG ensured the students and staff were segregated and protected from the works.

The solution

Working in live environments is a particular expertise of ours, so that was immediately no issue. We knew how we would segregate and protect the students and staff from the work. As for the fire safety requirements, this was something we handled expertly, too. We are no strangers to taking on health and safety management responsibilities, and this project was no different. Not only did the finished product abide by all regulations, but we also integrated the new fire alarm systems into the existing network.

The benefits

Building Projects Group not only adhered to these restrictions, but we completed this scheme on time and within budget. We successfully cooperated with the school, maintaining a strong system of communication at all times to ensure no disruption was brought to their day-to-day operations.