Case Study


Matthew Moss High School


Rochdale Borough Council
Seddon Construction Ltd
October 2018
May 2019
Form of Contract
JCT Design and Build 2016
Delivery Type
Design and Build

An extension over four floors to create ten new classrooms which will accommodate sixty additional students from each year group over the next five years.

The works on Matthew Moss High School will be completed in two phases, with the extension being constructed to the side of the existing main building.

The new ground floor classrooms will include a folding partition door, this design will allow the classrooms to be opened up into larger teaching spaces, this will benefit classes with high student numbers and and introduce multi teaching environments to the students.

The site team are working to CCS standards achieving best practice for hoarding and site setup. They are also keeping waste to a minimum, currently around 90% of materials from the site have been recycled or given back to the school.

The extension will also see the installation of sixteen new toilets and M&E and acoustic upgrade to the sports hall to create an appropriate space for exams to be held in.

Social Value
• The site team moved equipment from the joinery workshop saving Matthew Moss a moving fee of £800.

• Recycled sand from site has been used it to fill the long jump pits. Recycled timbers were given to the school so they could make planters out of them.

• Glen Brown the site manager is currently mentoring a student from the school, allowing him to come onto the site and engage with the site team to learn more about construction, giving him one to two hours a week of work experience with the agreement that he attends school and continues his studies.

• Emma Dempster our Project Skills Coordinator has delivered Health and Safety talks to the schools students including discussions on the works being undertaken at the school.

“The contractor showed good understanding of working alongside an operating school. It was clear in the process described to segregate and
coordinate works in order to minimise disruption and the deliver the project on time. The level of professionalism has continued throughout the build.”
Karen Neville, Assistant Head Teacher – Matthew Moss High School