Hutton CE Primary School


At Hutton CE Primary School, John Perkins Construction carried out the £2m+ construction of five new classrooms and refurbishment of two existing classrooms, plus the creation of quality outdoor space, including a performance stage.

The sensitive approach of the John Perkins team while working on the build was rewarded with the ‘Most Considerate Site’ (£1-5m category) accolade at the 2018 Considerate Constructors Scheme Awards. This is the only award in its size bracket to be given out in the UK, and the only South West project to be spotlighted.

Working with Willmott Dixon under Scape Framework for North Somerset Council, the Hutton CE Primary School project was carried out over 47 weeks, and delivered on time and on budget, giving the school’s students inspiring new spaces to enjoy both indoors and outdoors.

The project was extremely challenging in terms of Health & Safety, since the school remained in use, and the site has lots of close neighbours. In addition to careful segregation to uphold good site safety and innovative traffic management strategies to reduce congestion, we also strove to give back to the school and the local community.

This included supervised tours of the new extension and construction materials workshops for the school students, plus a whole-school assembly (210 students) on safety, with a visit from Ivor Goodsite, a mascot of the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

What’s more, volunteers from John Perkins Construction and subcontractors Bedrock and Optimum repainted and refreshed a local scout hut as part of the community outreach during the project.

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