Wirral Met College, STEM Centre Refurbishment

Refurbishment design and build contract for Wirral Met College's STEM Centre at the Twelve Quays campus to BREEAM 'Very Good' rating. The project brings together every aspect of engineering design and development in a modern learning environment.

Contract:   JCT Design and Build
Value:          £980,000
Duration:   15 Weeks


EFFECTIVE SAFEGUARDING - By engaging with the building occupiers through effective communications and segregation strategies, Read ensure minimal disruption during works within live environments. During the STEM refurbishment all staff were given safeguarding training and extended induction to ensure compliance. An Ofsted audit during the works found "no areas for concern with regard to the construction operations".

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN - This Design and Build refurbishment project to BREEAM Very Good standard involved three phases and eight work zones, transforming the existing building envelope into a modern 21st century teaching environment. By reusing existing fittings & furniture and incorporating energy saving, low carbon technologies and materials, the design and delivery of the project focused on best value from a sustainable and total cost perspective.

COLLABORATIVE & CONSISTENT - Read's approach is to begin with the end in mind. Construction delivery teams are engaged through the tender process to ensure that a fully developed set of contractor proposals are realistic and deliverable. By engaging the delivery team early in the process, a consistent approach to the project is seamlessly extended from tender through to completion and occupation.