A devastating blaze completely removed parts of the roof at Rudheath School, destroying the school’s main halls as well as many classrooms and essential facilities.
In order to get the school back up and running, BuildzoneUK Ltd were initially asked to carry out emergency repairs over a period of 4 weeks. This allowed us to segregate the damaged area from the rest of the school and would allow the school to reopen, keeping the disruption to the children to a minimum.
Following a competitive tendering process, BuildzoneUK Ltd were instructed to carry out major refurbishment works to the academy. The work included reconstructing the roof, excavation and reinstatement of the entire internal floor structure and a complete internal fit out package.
This involved working closely with the client’s interior designer to ensure the client’s level of specification was achieved whilst keeping the costs within budget. We also upgraded the heating system within the school from an oil fed system to a Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) system. This new system uses refrigerant as a cooling and heating medium and is known for its superior energy efficiency.
In addition to the insurance refurbishment works, we were asked to negotiate with the client for further works involving the strip out and refurbishment of a separate part of the school. We were able to reach agreement and the refurbishment of the ICT and Food Technology blocks commenced adding a further £750k worth of works to the project.
This was the first project that BuildzoneUK Ltd carried out for North West Academies Trust (owner of Rudheath School) and we have received very positive feedback from all parties involved. We are currently in the process of tendering further works at other academies within the Trust’s portfolio.
A phoenix sculpture was installed in the grounds to symbolise how this academy rose from the ashes.