This scheme provided a new build 15 classroom teaching block to replace existing temporary classroom units no longer fit for purpose. Our working relationship with The Polesworth School developed whilst under Local Authority control. Upon gaining Academy status in 2010 the school appointed us to assist with their application for Academies Capital Maintenance Funding to construct a new build 15 classroom teaching block to replace temporary classroom units in a serious state of disrepair. Our role in the bid process involved preparation of budget estimates, sketch/drawing proposals, programming of project delivery and guidance on completing the application process. With our assistance they were successful in obtaining £2 million funding to deliver the scheme. We continue to assist the school with further Academies Capital Maintenance Funding bids and additional projects, including remodelling and improving reception and administration areas, together with supporting the school to work more effectively and efficiently as an organisation.
The Polesworth School were delighted with delivery of the project, on time and within budget, and with the resultant new teaching block providing much needed state of the art teaching facilities and extra classroom resources to alleviate timetabling issues. As part of the Planning process the scheme needed to meet 10% residual energy targets, achieved using Photovoltaic panels to produce energy to run the building, with any excess energy being fed back into the grid, generating revenue for the school through the Government's Feed-in-tariff scheme.