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.
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.
The college recently undertook a LEP funded project, to develop a new STEM centre, concentrating on Engineering, Computing, Robotics and Graphic Design. The project was managed by Turner Townsend on our behalf, and Read Construction were the successful company, following the tender process. The project was awarded to Read, not only on cost, but more importantly on the resources they deployed to research the actual project and provide a very clear direction of travel. I felt from the outset,...
Rob Kay - Director of Estates & Facilities, Wirral Met College1/2Read full testimonial
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