Armfield Academy, Blackpool

The Armfield Academy project is located in Lytham, Blackpool. Procured under an EFA Framework comprising new build plus remodelling and refurbishment works the project provides teaching facilities for both primary school and secondary school pupils.

Locally based Conlon Construction appointed Clancy Consulting to provide Civil & Structural, Structural Surveying, FRA, MEP and GeoEnvironmental services. The project was named after Jimmy Armfield the famous Blackpool and England footballer who was a former pupil of the school.

The primary school and secondary school are split by a separating road running through the middle of the site. The secondary school area involved the demolition of listed buildings to make way for a new three storey teaching block.

The secondary school half of the site also involved the structural remodelling and refurbishment of a technology block, a sports hall with changing facilities, plus the provision of MUGA pitches.

The primary school half of the site involved the structural remodelling and refurbishment of existing teaching facilities, to also include a new extension to provide kitchen and dining facilities. A historic building on the site, also a wall of historic importance, were both brought back into a structurally healthy state. Work also included reinstatement and making good works to existing artificially surfaced sports pitches.


“Armfield Academy is another successful education scheme which we have had the pleasure of working on with Clancy Consulting; a trusted partner based on a relationship that extends over many years.
We choose to work with Clancy because they share the same values and ethos as ourselves, and we recognise their expertise as first-class consultants across a range of engineering design services. The Clancy team also fully understands the benefits of true collaborative working which enables positive communication throughout the course of the project. Both technical knowledge and innovative solutions across their GeoEnvironmental, C & S plus MEP design aspects ensured a truly integrated design.
Clancy understood the budget restraints and challenges that were put upon the design team, and worked together with us to help achieve our goals, even when challenged, with a mutually beneficial outcome for all those involved. As a result, we were able to deliver this complex project three-months ahead of programme.
A great experience all-round and we hope to continue the working relationship on future schemes.”

Darren Lee, Commercial Director

Conlon Construction

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