Overhaul of Manchester schools incoming with £25m programme

Designed to be low carbon and achieve a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’, by using BIM Level 2 methodology and off-site manufactured new build elements, the schools will fulfil Manchester City Council’s needs to provide more efficient and environmentally sustainable facilities.

The council have procured a further seven schools in the next phase of the Education Basic Needs programme via the NWCH Medium Value Framework, to deliver new and refurbished primary school facilities across the city. Framework partner ISG have been appointed, after an OJEU compliant mini competition process quickly identified the most suitable contractor from the pool appointed to the NWCH Medium value Framework.

In 2016, ISG was appointed to deliver two schools in a previous phase of the Education Basic Needs programme, which have now been completed in time for the beginning of the new academic year in September 2017.

To ensure consistency across the £25 million programme, ISG has assembled a single team, comprising architect Lovelock Mitchell, structural engineers Scott Hughes, and mechanical and electrical engineers BCM Consulting. Seven projects are included in this programme of work, including a refurbishment of Plymouth Grove PRU School and a supplementary school site in Didsbury for Beaver Road School.

“The ISG team have embedded themselves in Manchester City Council’s process to deliver schemes quickly and efficiently to budget. This has significantly contributed to helping the city council meet the demands of its growing pupil population.” Tim Laycock, Lead – Major Projects at Manchester City Council,

“The North West Construction Hub is the catalyst for bringing many of the region’s most important community projects to site quickly and cost effectively. This latest Manchester City Council programme of works targets the rising demand for additional pupil places at primary schools across the region, and this investment will provide high-quality learning facilities to support pupils today and for future generations.”  Neil Walker, ISG’s framework director

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