Project Overview

This project in the Royal Borough of Greenwich in South East London was for the demolition and new build of a Special Educational Needs (SEN) Primary School building located at the existing Willow Dene Primary School site in Plumstead.

Construction process

The new structure is a series of two storey rectangular blocks with multi-pitch roofs. These blocks are then connected by irregularly shaped sections. The main blocks are designed as steel framed units with the connecting sections in steel frame

Western Building Systems were responsible for the following:


The school remained fully occupied and operational during the works. Due to the constraints of working within fully operational environment Western gave careful consideration to key issues and how the works were programmed and sequenced in order to mitigate any potential risks. These included:

As this was a phased project Western Building Systems were responsible for ensuring the sequence and method of works, the arrangement and detailing of the new structure and its method of construction to avoid any damage to or movement of the existing buildings and their foundations.

All building elements for this project were manufactured at the Western factory, transported to site and installed and commissioned by our experienced team.