Contract: JCT Design & Build Contract 2011
Value: £610,000
Duration: 22 weeks
Completed: April 2012
Project Manager/Cost Consultant: Orbell Associates
Architect: Tooley & Foster Partnership
Structural Engineer: The Budgen Partnerhsip

“It’s been about coordinating the work so that there is as little disruption as possible to the daily life of the school. We’ve kept full use of the hall for exams, assemblies and activities so that’s been positive. The Coffey build has come in on budget. There were no surprises.” Greig City Academy.

Design & build contract to provide an additional sixth form facility at the Academy in North London. This project was successfully completed on time, meeting the Client budget and exceeding their quality expectations.

Our design solution was to construct the new facility on top of an existing sports hall on a structural steelwork platform. The structural steel framework was founded on piles and ground beams, some of which were inside a link building.

The steelwork and pre-fabricated sections of the extension were craned into position, with deliveries and activities phased around daily routine of the school whilst minimising the construction traffic effect on neighbours. We were able to undertake all works without disturbing the academy’s activities and even accommodated some quiet days during exam sittings.

The academy campus was occupied throughout the construction programme and our success was based upon co-operative approach and regular liaison with the school’s Building Manager and our site team.