Case Study


Abraham Moss High School Youth Offending Service (YOS)


Manchester City Council
F Parkinson
June 2016
September 2016
Form of Contract
Delivery Type
Construct Only

The project aimed to increase the capacity of the school, in line with local requirements and pupil projection calculations.

In order to achieve the required extra teaching space at Abraham Moss High School, the works consisted of the refurbishment and adaptation of offices (385m2) from the existing Youth Offending Service (YOS) to create 5 classrooms, as well as associated access and WC provisions.

The scheme also benefitted from in-depth knowledge of the facility as the contractor had originally created the existing YOS area circa 10 years ago, under a previous framework with the client.

Sustainability and Localism
• 54% of the project labour force were employed from the sub region of the site, meeting the client’s requirements illustrating commitment to local employment. In addition, two sub-contractor trades were located within 9 miles of the site.
• Through early engagement, close liaison was maintained with the design team to ensure that the most cost effective approach was achieved to fit the client’s requirements. This process allowed the team to seek specialist guidance and input from the local supply chain to assist in the development of the scheme to maximise the client’s budget.

‘Working with Parkinsons has been great, they delivered the project against tight timescales and their work was of a high standard. I was impressed PMs ability to manage complex mix of stakeholders on site, keeping them all happy and allowing the schools and businesses to operate as usual while the project
was being delivered.’ Robert Renshaw, Manchester City Council.