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.
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:
- Supply, delivery and installation of modular building
- Infill sections between modular buildings (built on site)
- External timber framed walls
- Timber sub-floor
- Roof coverings to pitched roof modules and flat roof infill
- Secondary floor structure to under floor heating
- Internal stud walls with dry-lined finish
- External doors and windows
- Plywood lining to toilets and stores
- Grounds as required to other areas
- Internal door sets and fitting only of ironmongery
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:
- Positioning of temporary facilities to improve the safety to crane operations and accidents from falling objects
- Ensuring the proper arrangement and collection of waste materials on-site
- Close proximity of individuals to large plant and machinery
- Increased possibility of over-crowding the workplace due to the lack of available space
- Effective lighting of confined areas on site to ensure the health and safety of all concerned
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.