John Perkins Construction partitioned and refurbished Kingswood School’s Summerhill House to create a fresh and inviting new space for its Prep School.
This listed building was given a new lease of life, with rewiring, new mechanical services, plastering and decorations undertaken, including the installation of a new lift. The historical nature of Summerhill House required great sensitivity during the works, with cornice detailing reinstated by a plasterwork specialist.
A ‘live’ school environment always throws up challenges, but the John Perkins team was able to fully segregate the works site from the rest of the school, in order to uphold excellent Health & Safety standards. Safeguarding concerns were allayed by the presence of both a Site Manager and an Assistant Site Manager with enhanced DBS certification.
Following the works, the Prep School is able to enjoy a stunning new servery and dining hall, with a revamped music room and airy office space for the staff.
Client: Kingswood School
Value: £740,000 Refurbishment
Duration: 18 Weeks
Type of contract: Competitive Tender
John Perkins Construction ensured the project ran smoothly. The site team were both proactive and reactive. Any issues were dealt with professionally and swiftly. I would recommend John Perkins.
Chartered Building Surveyor
AJ Hodge Associates