Education

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Project:

School classroom upgrades

Client

Banwell Primary School

A sensitive project in an operational school environment.

We were asked to demolish a recently constructed but now condemned wing attached to the front (north-facing) façade of the original 1926 school building, and to reinstate the original façade and associated landscaping.

The sensitive demolition works included the removal of licensed asbestos in accordance with the asbestos regulations. The School was fully operational during the project.

Project:

Remodelling of on-site house as administration offices

Client

Worle Community School

The old 1960’s caretakers house was fully re-modelled, refurbished and modernised to form new administration offices, meeting rooms, toilets, kitchenette and a new reception entrance to the school.

The house was renovated with a full rewire and installation of office grade lighting, rooms were remodelled with partition walls and new ceilings and facilities such as toilets and kitchen were modernised and adapted to meet the school’s current requirements.

A new reception counter was installed and an access ramp, automatic doors and handrails were fitted along with new flooring. When fully redecorated and complete, the new reception hub was opened by ex-Olympic Rower, James Cracknell.

Project:

Installation of additional modular classroom

Client

Westhaven School

Efficient installation of modular classroom: Seamless site preparation, expert installation, and service connection.

This project involved John West preparing the green field site to receive a modular classroom. John West managed all aspects of the installation including the health and safety, piled foundations and craned installation on site.

Once the classroom was in position, we connected and tested services and installed suitable ramp access prior to the school taking over this successful turnkey finished project. 

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“John West Contractors provide the top quality professional service to the standards that the National Autistic Society demand. Whether it is a large building project or minor repair, the response, advice and workmanship is always excellent.”
Dave Gentle, Area Facilities Manager, The National Autistic Society
Project:

School classroom upgrades

Client

King Alfred School

We carried out major upgrades to a number of classrooms at the school. ​

This involved the removal of Asbestos, removal and upgrade of existing lighting and suspended ceilings.​

We worked closely with the school and their Surveyors to ensure robust project management and completion within the six week school holidays.

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The team really grasped the scale and complexity of our project. As well as keeping to a tight timeline, they kept me well informed throughout the process and delivered on time and on budget despite a number of challenges along the way.
Paul Warburton, Project Director, HOST RHM

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