Case Study


Woolston Communty Primary School, Warrington


Woolston Communty Primary School, Warrington
November 2012
March 2014
Form of Contract
Delivery Type
Design and Construction

Construction of a new build primary school
followed by demolition of the existing school
New single-storey school constructed adjacent to the existing
school building, which now provides modern, state-of-the-art
accommodation for a one form entry and a specialist unit for
children with autistic spectrum disorder, totalling 1,460 sqm.
• The project was completed on time and within budget, with
zero defects and excellent feedback received
• Initial work packages exceeded the customer’s budget,
and in order to bring costs back in line, an extensive value
engineering exercise was carried out
• The scheme was highly commended at the 2014 LABC
North West Building Excellence awards, shortlisted in three
categories at the North West Regional Construction Awards
2014, and shortlisted at the 2014 RICS North West awards
School Engagement and Student Development
• The contractor arranged a competition for which the pupils
produced a variety of design ideas, and the winning idea
was painted onto the floor of the playground. A £500 cheque
was also donated for competition prizes. The contractor also
supported a turf cutting ceremony to launch the project
Sustainability and Localism
• Photovoltaic panels now help to provide the school with
energy efficient power and the design of the ‘saw tooth’ roof
enables the classrooms to be flooded with light during the day

“I believe that the school is a fantastic achievement.
Handover took place ahead of schedule and all staff from
the school continue to be amazed by what was achieved.
The school is a fantastic place to work and the quality of every
aspect is of the highest quality.”

Nick Toyne, Head Teacher, Woolston Community Primary School