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Britspace Sheffield Schools Success

posted: 4th Jul 2011

Sheffield Schools.jpgBritspace, has secured a contract with Willmott Dixon and Sheffield City Council to manufacture and construct new school buildings at three schools in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

At the first project, Mundella Primary School, Britspace has already manufactured the 26 modules that make up the two storey extension and are currently on site completing the final works before the programmed hand over in May 2011.

Features of the new build across the three schools include new classrooms, play areas, assembly halls, staff rooms, ICT rooms as well as toilet washrooms, lifts and internal staircases.

On each school project, Britspace encourages children’s interaction and understanding of the build process. A group of 30 children from the primary school came to the Britspace factory to see their school being manufactured to help them understand the off site construction process and exactly how their school is being built.

All three schools are due for completion and occupation by the end of May 2011, after only several weeks of on site works, demonstrating a key advantage of using off-site modular construction by reducing disruption and improving health and safety.

With factory fitted brick slip cladding, the new extensions will complement the existing school buildings, utilising the Britspace ability to replicate traditional schemes in terms of layout, appearance and specification.

Over the past 5 years Britspace has completed a total of 48 contracts at schools across the UK, 85% of which were delivered at primary schools. These include the recently completed five schools for Leeds City Council as part of a £40m framework. Operating as a full turn key construction contractor, Britspace offered a bespoke design service, with no set module sizes to deliver original, custom built schools to suit each individual site and its surroundings.