Case Study


EBN schools programme of works 2018


Manchester City Council
circa £25m
January 2018
September 2018
Form of Contract
NEC3 Option A
Delivery Type
Design and Construct

A total of seven schools were procured through the NWCH and required high levels of collaboration and partnership, delivering benefits including reduced programmes and cost savings through offsite construction.

This scheme of works was procured in 2016, and included St Margaret’s CE Primary School and St Matthew’s CE Primary School, which were successfully completed in 2017 in the first phase. All seven in the second phase will be delivered ahead of new academic year in 2018.

These projects are being delivered using a repeatable design based on volumetric steel modular construction, and have seen ISG assemble a single project team across the programme.

The schools include both new build (Beaver Road Primary School and Armitage Nursery and Community Centre), and extensions (Lily Lane Primary School, St James CE Primary School, Crossacres Primary School, Webster Primary School and Ringway Primary School).

Community investment
• We have partnered with social enterprise Enabling Enterprise to seed fund a series of training sessions and challenge days. In total, ISG will support 97 teachers and 1,965 students from across six different schools in Manchester as part of the programme.
• ISG ran a sector-based work academy, with five placements on site. Two local people are now in employment thanks to the session.
• Created six apprenticeships through the project.
• We welcomed 13 pupils aged 15-17 from several schools and colleges to spend five days following the process of tendering for a project to final pitch, with a visit to a live construction site. This took place in July.
• Each of the individual project teams have delivered community activities, covering working in the local area, wild flower planting, creating a bug hotel, food donations, and book sales for charity.

‘In delivering the EBN schools programme 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