Eddisons celebrate successful completions across the North

Academies in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the North East were celebrating this week after the Building and Project Consultancy (B&PC) team at Eddisons achieved practical completion on a series of building improvement projects.

Teams from our Newcastle and Leeds offices marked the practical completion on refurbishment work for academies in Gateshead, Lincoln and York with a total project value in excess of £2.5m. The instructions included a £750k curtain walling replacement scheme to an academy school in Gateshead, along with a £900k flat roof refurbishment and asbestos cement sheet replacement to the sports hall at Sir Robert Pattinson academy in Lincoln.

The three projects were based on successful applications to the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) for capital funding via the Condition Improvement Funding (CIF) scheme. These refurbishments conclude a successful 2018 where the team successfully delivered over £15m in capital funding projects for academies across the UK.

Adam Finch, Associate Director in the Building and Project Consultancy team, said: “The CIF scheme mainly involves improving the condition and efficiency of roofs, windows, boilers or with safeguarding projects for academies. With this project, we incorporated some of the branding and house colours into the design, and the building has been completely transformed.

“Despite having to overcome unforeseen asbestos issues the (Gateshead) academy was still completed ahead of programme and within budget. It’s satisfying to hear that the client was delighted with the final result.”

Ian Harrington, National Head of B&PC added: “What these projects highlight is the combination of an experienced team, to overcome challenging complex issues, coupled with an innovative approach to create more inspiring learning spaces.”

“This year we’re looking forward to submitting a record number of capital funding applications, sparked by a high number of instructions from existing clients and enquiries from other local academies that have been recommended.”

On the projects above Eddisons were involved from inception through to completion; undertaking the role of Designer, Contract Administrator, Cost Consultant and Principal Designer.

For advice on improving the efficiency and condition of your property, or to see how we have helped other academies maximising their building potential, please call our Building and Project Consultancy team on 0113 209 1039 for free no obligation advice.

Written by: Adam Finch on Thursday 22/11/2018