Dawnus have carried out three new build and refurbishment design and construction works at Strode’s College since 2011, all working in a live education environment.
Our initial project at the College involved the design and construction of a new eight classroom teaching block, with office and circulation facilities. The works also included internal refurbishment to create a new performance area in the existing college building.
The works required significant value engineering to meet the client’s budget. We worked closely with the design team, offering construction and costing advice to ensure the client got value for money. The review resulted in a new programme period and time constraints; the project was completed in December 2011, however the refurbished areas were complete at the end of August in readiness for the start of the autumn term. The team achieved the planned programme and completed the works to budget.
We were subsequently awarded a project for refurbishment and reshaping of the first floor laboratories in the existing science block. The works involved demolition and strip out of the existing labs, carried out during the college summer break followed by completion of the fit-out works, including water, gas and electric services in the autumn. We fitted an external staircase to ensure teaching on the ground floor could continue undisturbed.
The third redevelopment project at Strode’s College involved remodelling and converting the ground floor of the Runnymede Building to create new chemistry and physics labs. The work involved structural alterations to the ground floor to allow the science facilities to be constructed. We also refurbished the existing science rooms in the main building to create additional classrooms, and formed a courtyard from an unused part of the campus.