The Brunts Academy
Value | £855,391.46
Completion | September 2018
Elliott were commissioned by The Evolve Trust to design and install a permanent education solution for the Brunts Academy, Nottinghamshire.
Following consultations with the Trust and Academy, Elliott provided accommodation consisting of 9 standard classrooms. The 22 bay building was erected over two floors with one internal and one external staircase.
To ensure the aesthetics of the modular solution were consistent with the prestigious traditional built classrooms across the site, Elliott used a combination of white Permarock Render and horizontal Cedral Cladding stained in “Blue Grey”.
The ground floor of the building consisted of 5 double classrooms, 1 disabled WC, a cleaner’s cupboard with a sink and an entrance lobby which was inclusive of the stairway. The first floor was made up of 4 double classrooms and 2 store rooms.
As the client opted for a full turn-key package, Elliott provided the following;
• Fire Alarm Systems
• Intruder Alarm System
• PIR Lighting
• LED Lighting
• Acoustic ceiling tiles
All works complied with the Department for Education’s requirements.
Taking on the role of Principal Designer and Principal Contractor for this full turn-key project, a Ground Investigation survey, Bio Diversity survey and an Agricultural survey were carried out.
As a result of the Agricultural survey, 13 trees were planted by Elliott to improve the sustainability and conservation within the environment.
With this site being a school environment, Elliott safely cordoned off any construction areas to ensure no unauthorised access. Disruption was kept to a minimum, as we were using the school delivery gates (separate to the main school entrance) to transport the modular building on to site and trackway to protect the playing fields when installing. To mitigate any disruption to the existing school, all operations were programmed to be over the summer holidays.
The Elliott team successfully completed the construction programme to the client’s satisfaction, on budget and ahead of schedule.
Elliott received an outstanding NPS score of 9 on this project.
THE EVOLVE TRUST
“The Evolve Trust engaged Elliott to undertake the design and build for a new modular classroom block onsite at the Brunts Academy. We were assigned a key account director who was excellent, he worked with us from the early design stages giving lots of different options, and was patient and supportive particularly when the budget changed significantly. The build is a real asset to the Trust, pupils and staff, and we are very happy with the finished product.”