Over the last ten years we have carried out a number of successful projects in the education sector. Our work in this sector over the years has been widely varied, ranging from outdoor teaching areas to laboratories. We have also been involved in the construction of new classrooms, nurseries, toilets, computer suites, kitchens and refectories.
We understand the importance of a collaborative working environment especially when carrying out works within occupied buildings where the possible risk to children and staff is greater.
We work closely with the professional team to develop clear lines of communication with key members of staff. In doing so, we minimise the disruption and impact of construction works at all times.
We strive to adopt and encourage this cooperative way of thinking with all clients from the initial stages of the contract right through until completion.
We believe this is critical to the success of any project, specifically when planning construction works within a busy school environment where safety protocols and programming of works are essential.
Below are some examples of some recent projects:
ABBEY COLLEGE, MANCHESTER
This £250k scheme involved converting existing, adjacent retail space and amalgamating it with the original teaching areas to expand computer suites, office areas and the college`s front reception.
The project included new external glazing , new interior finishes and the upgrade / replacement of existing mechanical and electrical services.
Working on a Design and Build basis , Martin Evans Construction Ltd were able to deliver this project to programme whilst meeting the clients budgetary requirements.
D&T ROOMS, HANDSWORTH GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Martin Evans Construction have completed multiple projects at Handsworth Grammar School. This contract converted 2 old classrooms into modern IT suites with a Victorian Engineering twist, drawing on the West Midlands Industrial heritage to provide modern facilities with a historic design.
ORMISTON MERIDIAN ACADEMY
Following on from 2 previous projects completed for OAT we were invited to tender for the conversion of an existing 1960`s swimming pool into new dance and drama studios. Initially over budget, MEC proposed an alternative solution for the pool infill which enabled a 6 week saving on programme and a 10% reduction in the contract sum.
Works also included redecoration of the adjacent changing room facilities, upgrades to M & E installations and external works.
The contract was completed over the summer break, within the contract period and ready for the Autumn term.