Back to School For Clancy… We Continue to Contribute to the Creation of More Primary and Secondary School Places

Article posted on: 5th September 2016

Clancy Consulting have provided multi-disciplinary engineering design services on many schools across the country. The most recent to be opening their doors this new school term being Eden Boys School, Preston and New Islington Free School, Manchester.

The Local Government Association reported earlier this year that 336,000 more school places will be needed by 2024. This is on top of the 300,000 extra places created since 2010. The rapid surge in the number of free schools, which can be set up by parents and others, has accounted for a number of schools places being created. More than 400 free schools have already been set up, including both our Eden Boys and New Islington schools projects.

Eden Boys School is an £8M High School project, accommodated in a former commercial building that had been left empty for many years. Conlon Construction were engaged to deliver this project through the highly successful Education Funding Agency (EFA) Framework.

We supported Conlon Construction in the bid process providing civil and structural, MEP and GeoEnvrionmental professional services on this recently completed project. Lovelock Mitchell provided architectural support.

This project involved remodelling of the existing building to a significant degree, with one of the two wings of the building being carefully dismantled and subsequently replaced with a new sports hall facility to service both the school and the local community.

The New Islington Free School is a newly constructed Two Form Entry (2FE), 420 place Primary School. Delivered under the Free Schools Programme and also through the EFA Framework. Clancy’s appointment once again with Conlon Construction, included full MEP design services for the traditional procurement of M&E sub-contractor and BREEAM Assessor.

The building extends over two storeys with a floor area of 2072m2. The buildings sustainability was enhanced by adopting a lean, mean and green approach to all aspects of the building design. The development has achieved a 10% reduction in carbon emissions, envelopes thermal performance and air permeability and was subject to a BREEAM Assessment to achieve a Very Good rating.

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