Projects // Education // North East Schools

Location                    4 Locations across the North East

Client                         Education Funding Agency

Main Contractor       Kier Construction

Client Consultant     Cundall

Value                         £8.4M


St Michaels Academy, Billingham

New build development to increase the Academies pupil capacity from 875-980.
The new build is a complete replacement of all buildings previously on the site.
New building set over 3 storeys to accommodate the 980 pupils between the ages of 11 and 16.

St Anthony’s Girls School, Sunderland

Works consisted of an advanced works phase followed by 4 construction phases.
The Advanced works included the installation of a New Switch board located within the existing McAuley plant room, which permanently serves the existing McAuley block, Westburn House and Somerleyton House. A new boiler set was also installed within the McAuley plant room to permanently serve Westburn House.
Alterations to both the IT network and Fire Alarm systems took place to leave the main Our Lady’s building clear for the installation of a new server room & fire alarm panel within the South Lodge Energy Centre.
Phase1 consisted of the demolition of the existing Our Lady’s Hall and Frances De Sales teaching block, including the main boiler house, the plant room, and the construction of a New O’Connell teaching block & boiler house within the South Lodge block.
Phase 2 consisted of the demolition of the existing O’Connell, Clitheroe and Lourdes teaching blocks, the dining hall and the Mansard extension to Somerleyton House.
Phase 3 consisted of the Refurbishment and re-modelling of retained buildings to include Somerleyton House, Westburn House and North Lodge.
Phase 4 consisted of the construction of the new Sports Block.

Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School

The new school replaces the existing 210 place school for 5-11 year olds but with the addition of a new 26 place nursery for 3 to 5 year olds.

Barnard Grove Primary School

Barnard Grove Primary School is part of the £2.6m Priority School Building Programme (PSPB). The dilapidated building has been replaced with a new 2 storey building providing places for 315 children as well as a 26 place nursery.

Key Points:

  • Prefabricated boiler skids were utilised to shorten time on site within the plant areas
  • Early hand over of energy centre
  • Enabling package co-ordination for working within an existing school