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Fosse Way School

Working in a sensitive environment, on a logistically challenging site, is all in a day's work for John Perkins. 

Winning a £1 million, design and build competitive contract to create a new Post-16 Centre for Fosse Way School in Radstock saw the company deliver on time and within budget - as well as scoop both a Bath & North East Somerset (B&NES) Building Control Award and a Considerate Constructor's Scheme Gold Award.

The new, six-classroom building is a timber framed, single-story construction with brickwork and render cladding, located at the far end of the school's playing fields.

Access across the entire school site was required throughout the project and sensitive management was key.  John Perkins Construction's partnership approach and understanding the challenges involved ensured the smooth co-ordination of a construction team which included MACE, the client's agent; DKA Architects and Hydrock structural and services engineers.

With the school remaining occupied throughout the project, the John Perkins team minimised impact and noise, communicating on a regular basis with the local community to keep people posted.

"John Perkins Construction was very empathetic towards the needs of pupils in this special school setting and planned meticulously to ensure minimal disruption to school life. The project was completed on time and within the set budget. Without doubt this was the most stress free school building project I have been involved in nearly 30 years, I recommend them without reservation."

Justin Philcox
Fosse Way School