Monkwick Junior School, Colchester

Concertus supported our trust in combining a number of individual projects at an estate into one larger piece of work. They understood the importance of safety and resolving critical building condition issues, whilst ensuring the project was run flexibly to reduce impact on the education provision at the school.” – Steven Scott, The Sigma Trust

The Brief:

Sigma Trust wished to use their funding to remove asbestos at Monkwick Junior School (which was preventing maintenance works) and replace a fire and security system. The classrooms and toilet facilities required refurbishment works, including a new hot water system to ensure hot water was available.

The Scope:

In addition to carrying out a complete refurbishment design, our team were asked to provide project management works. These works included the delivery of the project, chairing progress meetings and conducting Contract Administrator duties. The project was delivered over 4 phases to fit in with the school’s timetable. We were reactive to logistical challenges and worked during the night to remove asbestos contamination.

The fire and security system was replaced to make sure it complied with the current regulations. A metal stud partition wall, with appropriate fire encapsulation and new fire doors, was also installed.

The Result:

Replacement fan convectors and LED lighting resulted in energy savings for the school and an even distribution of heat.

Close collaboration between our teams and direct engagement with the contractor, sub-contractors and client allowed each phase to be completed on time. We revised the project to meet the client’s budget and to be in line with their requirements. Following the success of this project, Sigma Trust have appointed us for future work.