Case Study


St Margaret’s CE Primary School


Manchester City Council
March 2017
September 2017
Form of Contract
NEC3 Option C
Delivery Type
Design and Construct

St Margaret’s was bursting at the seams, with a proposed pupil admission number of 720 and a nursery expected to grow from 60 to 90 places in 2017.

The project saw NWCH Framework partner, ISG deliver a new modular Early Years Unit, refurbish parts of the existing building and install a new exterior lift. Delivered within a live school environment, we also carried out significant external works, including extensive groundworks and the creation of a new car park.

The project was one of nine awarded as part of the Education Basic Needs (EBN) expansion programme by Manchester City Council.

The project team utilised BIM Level 2 methodologies to ensure the 23-week project was delivered on time.

School and community engagement
• More than 180 pupils took part in ISG’s World of Work Experience (WOWEX) taster sessions.
• The project team recycled a kitchen from another NWCH project. Donating a further day’s labour, they fitted it for the local youth and community centre in Whalley Range.
• The site manager gave two presentations to pupils on the school build, progress updates and what the school would look like when finished.

Sustainability and localism
• 99% of site waste was diverted from landfill
• 78% of local labour came from within 30 miles of the project
• 9 apprentices were recorded on site, working a total of 73 apprentice weeks. Apprentices included an electrician, joiner and designer.

‘I have been extremely impressed with the professionalism of ISG for the whole of our project. They informed myself and staff concerned of the schedule of work to ensure all the children, families and staff were safe. The final results speak for themselves. I would recommend ISG without reservation for projects in the future.’ Alison White, Headteacher, St. Margaret’s CE Primary School