Case Study

Education

Bridgelea Primary School

Manchester

Client
Manchester City Council
Location
Manchester
Value
£6.2m
Contractor
ISG
Start
October 2017
Completion
September 2018
Sector
Education
Form of Contract
NEC 3 Option A
Delivery Type
Refurbishment

This scheme saw ISG refurbish an existing school building for the relocation of two pupil referral units (PRUs) from Gorton and Wythenshawe.

First opened in 1906, the building of special interest was designed by architect Henry Price and had lain empty for just over a year before work began. Both the design and build were tailored specifically for the change of use, with more robust construction details, and tailored fire and security arrangements to ensure it met the standards required for a PRU. The restoration project saw ISG replace all timber floors across the three storeys with screeding to incorporate under floor heating. The internal layout was reconfigured, with a new M&E, lift and service risers incorporated into plans. All windows were replaced with efficient aluminium alternatives and security was also brought up to date with CCTV, intercoms and access controlled doors. Given the age of the building, we were also required to undertake structural reinforcement works, including installing piles within the existing building and casting a new suspended ground floor slab. Key historic elements were retained, including glazed Victorian tiling in the stair cores. Externally, the car park was extended and brought up to date.

Community investment
• 5 educational activities were carried out, including a talk from our BIM manager at Salford University
• Enabling Enterprise carried out 3 visits at the school
• A WOWEX session was held on site, with 13 students from Greater Manchester schools attending
• The project hosted 7 apprentices, of whom 2 were new
• The team hosted a work placement for Sayyid Alam, who has now secured full-time employment with ISG
• The site donated bricks and wood for the local forest project. Our subcontractors also demolished a chimney, patched up the roof and inspected the covering at a local community kitchen.

“In delivering the EBN schools programme (10 new build and refurbishment projects) through the NWCH, ISG has shown themselves to be a highly capable and collaborative framework partner. We’ve very much worked as a blended team, establishing excellent working relationships supported by effective two-way communications.”
Tim Laycock, Major Projects Lead (Interim), Manchester City Council