Stowlawn Primary School, Wolverhampton

Cost savings of £100k were achieved on Stowlawn Primary School’s extension/refurbishment project

City of Wolverhampton Council needed to extend and renovate Stowlawn Primary School, to accommodate two-form entry and also provide a local community event/activity space.

The project included construction of

  • eight new classrooms
  • feature reception and entrance
  • administration centre
  • extension to the community sports hall,
  • changing rooms
  • kitchen
  • expansion of the car park.

The project also incorporated refurbishment works at Green Park, a SEND school for pupils with complex and profound learning difficulties, housed in the same building as Stowlawn. This part of the project refurbished/reconfigured four classrooms, alongside a food technology room, art room, office and storage areas.

The challenging programme was delivered in a live school environment, respecting the needs of the c.270 pupils. Designed and constructed in two phases, each phase ran concurrently, ensuring the new two-storey extension was completed in time for the start of the academic year. The 12-18 months of largely term-time work was carefully scheduled and created different access points into the school, to minimise disruption.

Our team provided project management, cost management and principal designer services, via the Scape framework agreement.

Cost savings of £100k were achieved, through working collaboratively with the contractor to challenge costs and variations.

Delivered simultaneously with sister project Spring Vale Primary School, a local supply chain was used, with 86% of the project spend procured within 50 miles of the site.

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