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Alan Garner Centre

Project Description:

 

The project entailed alterations to the existing Alan Garner Centre, a Victorian Building located in the centre of Wolverhampton Town providing adult educational learning facilities. The scheme involved major structural propping to support the existing structure so that large fabricated steel beams could be installed to enable the demolition of walls and staircases to create large open teaching space, computer rooms, toilets etc. A mezzanine floor was installed to provide additional office space together with a disabled lift. The windows and roof coverings were all replaced and the external facade of the building was restored.

Project Value: £750,000

Project Duration: 36 weeks

Form of Contract:

JCT Intermediate Form of Contract

Client:

Wolverhampton City Council

Architect:

Wolverhampton City Council – Property Services Department

Structural Engineer:

WCC – Property Services Department

QS:

WCC – Property Services Department

M&E Consultants:

WCC – Property Services Department

Tendered/Negotiated/Framework:

Tendered

 

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Blue Coat Church of England School and Music College Coventry

Project Description:

 

The Project involved constructing a new 3 storey 12 classroom block over an existing single storey sports changing room in the heart of the school campus. The new steel frame straddled over the existing building which needed to have all the fixtures, fittings and floor finishes retained. The floor construction was composite metal deck and reinforced concrete with external king span cladding and a curved feature copper cladding facade. Internal metal stud partitions formed the internal skin and partitions and the heating was via an under floor heating system.

Project Value: £2.6m

Project Duration: 32 weeks

Form of Contract:

JCT Standard Form of Building Contract

Client:

Blue Coat Church of England School and Music College Coventry

Architect:

Alan C Riley Associates - Coventry

Structural Engineer:

GCA (UK) LTD - Warwick

QS:

Bridgewater and Coulton - Coventry

M&E Consultants:

The Engineering Practice Leamington

Tendered/Negotiated/Framework:

Tendered

 

Priory School Children's Centre

Project Description:

 

The construction of a purpose built centre at Priory School providing early year’s education and services for families with children aged from birth to 5 years. The facilities include modern teaching rooms, play areas, admin offices, kitchens, toilets and family changing rooms. The new children’s centre was of a traditional brick and blockwork construction with flat single ply roofing membrane. The works included alterations and refurbishment to the existing adjoining teaching rooms along with alterations and additions to the electrical and mechanical services.

Project Value:  £1.1 million

Project Duration: 39 weeks

Form of Contract:  NEC Construction Contract with option D Target Contract

Client: Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Architect: Dudley Property Consultancy

Structural Engineer: Dudley Property Consultancy

QS: Dudley Property Consultancy

M&E Consultants: Dudley Property Consultancy

Tendered/Negotiated/Framework: 2 stage Negotiation Partnership

 

 

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Wren's Nest Primary School

Project Description:

 

This project was designed to provide a Children’s Centre to the existing school. The work consisted of the demolition of offices and support classroom, along with internal walls to the nursery. The new children’s centre was of a traditional brick and blockwork construction with flat felted roofs, and included for a glass link corridor from the Centre to the existing reception classroom. The works included alterations and refurbishment to the existing Vision Centre and classrooms 10, 11 and 12, along with alterations and additions to the electrical and mechanical services. The whole of the works was finished with appropriate floor coverings and decoration throughout. Externally there was both hard and soft landscaping.

Project Value: £1.5 million

Project Duration: 42 weeks

Form of Contract: NEC Construction Contract with option D Target Contract

Client: Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Architect: Dudley Property Consultancy

Structural Engineer: Dudley Property Consultancy

QS: Dudley Property Consultancy

M&E Consultants: Dudley Property Consultancy

Tendered/Negotiated/Framework: 2 stage Negotiated partnership

 

Coven Outdoor Centre

Project Description:

 

Construction of new dormitory with ancillary lounge, storage facilities and physio room. The building is a single storey timber framed building siting on a reinforced concrete raft foundation; the external walls are clad in cedar boarding to match the existing timber dormitories located on the site. The roof consists of a timber truss roof covered with plywood and finished with a single ply membrane and concealed gutters to improve the aesthetics of the large overhanging soffit. The construction involved substantial drainage works with a new sewage treatment plant being constructed and concealed in the nearby copse and the storm drainage taken 150m away into the sites natural ponds to avoid overloading the existing site drainage system.

Project Value: £850,000

Project Duration: 38 weeks

Form of Contract: JCT Intermediate Form of Contract

Client: Staffordshire County Council

Architect: Hume Upright Manning

Structural Engineer: Alan Brough Associates

QS: Holbrow Brookes

M&E Consultants: S I Seale and Associates

Tendered/Negotiated/Framework: Tendered

 

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Earls High School: New Music Block and Computer Suite

Project Description:

 

The project involved the construction of a new 2 storey Music Block with computer suites and under croft storage facilities. The construction consisted of a reinforced concrete raft foundation with reinforced concrete walls to the ground floor area. These reinforced walls also acted as the retaining walls externally supporting the existing bank and providing acoustic walls internally for the music rooms. The superstructure was a combination of structural steelwork and masonry with a reinforced cast in situ floor slab at first floor level and concrete stairs. The roof was an insulated metal deck roof with concealed gutters.

Value: £790,000

Project Duration: 40weeks

Form of Contract: JCT Standard form of Building Contract

Client:  Earls High School

Architect: Dudley Property Consultancy

Structural Engineer: Dudley Property Consultancy

QS: Dudley Property Consultancy

M&E: Dudley Property Consultancy

Tendered/Negotiated/Framework: Tendered

 

Kingswinford Sports Hall

Project Description:

 

Demolition of the exiting timber framed sports hall and construction of a new steel framed gymnasium and refurbishment of the existing changing rooms. The building comprised of a reinforced concrete suspended ground floor, structural steel frame enclosed with a combination of brickwork and cedar cladding externally and fair faced blockwork within the main gymnasium. The steel roof is covered with an insulated metal deck roof.

Project Value: £650,000

Project Duration: 35 weeks

Form of Contract: JCT Standard Form of Building Contract

Client: Dudley Property Consultancy

Architect: Dudley Property Consultancy

Structural Engineer: Dudley Property Consultancy

QS: Dudley Property Consultancy

M&E Consultants: Dudley Property Consultancy

Tendered/Negotiated/Framework: Tendered

 

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Newbridge Preparatory School

Project Description:

 

Demolition of 2 temporary classrooms and then the construction of a single storey structure incorporating 4 classrooms, a multi-use hall, toilets, plant room and ancillary rooms with external hard and soft landscaping.

Project Value: £578,000

Project Duration: 30 weeks

Form of Contract: JCT Intermediate Form of Contract

Client: Newbridge Preparatory School

Architect: Sjolander da Cruz

Structural Engineer: Curtins Consulting

QS: Alan Reynolds Partnership

M&E Consultants: Richard Allen Consultants

Tendered/Negotiated/Framework: Tendered

 

Pensnett Sports Hall

Project Description:

 

The construction of a new sports hall containing a large gymnasium, changing rooms, reception office, and a glazed viewing gallery overlooking the main sports hall. The construction comprised of; reinforced pad and strip foundations, cast in situ reinforced concrete ground floor slab, structural steel frame and external walls consisting of brick and blockwork cavity walls and cedar cladding. The steel roof is covered with an insulated metal deck roof.

Project Value: £1.1 million

Project Duration: 38 weeks

Form of Contract: NEC Construction Contract with option D Target Contract

Client: Dudley Property Consultancy

Architect: Dudley Property Consultancy

Structural Engineer: Dudley Property Consultancy

QS: Dudley Property Consultancy

M&E Consultants: Dudley Property Consultancy

Tendered/Negotiated/Framework: 2 stage Negotiated Partnership

 

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Ridgewood High School

Project Description:

 

Construction of a 2 storey extension providing; sound proof music rooms, recording studio, dance studio, computer suite and science laboratory. The construction is a combination of steel frame, load bearing masonry with reinforced cast in situ concrete floors to ground floor and first floor. The external walls are a combination of brick, self-coloured Stowe render and cladding panels.

Project Value: £1.75 million

Project Duration: 46 weeks

Form of Contract: JCT Form of Building Contract

Client: Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Architect: Dudley Property Consultancy

Structural Engineer: Dudley Property Consultancy

QS: Dudley Property Consultancy

M&E Consultants: Dudley Property Consultancy

Tendered/Negotiated/Framework: Tendered

 

Sure Start Ladywood

Project Description:

 

Won in competitive tender A M Griffiths were appointed to build this uniquely designed early years children’s centre. A predominantly two storey structure of traditional construction which included, concrete strip foundations with brick and block substructure walls carrying a beam and block ground floor, brick and block superstructure with precast concrete plank first floor and a combination of steelwork and timber rafter roof construction with a single layer roof covering.

Project Value: £800,000

Project Duration: 48 weeks

Form of Contract: JCT Standard Form of Building Contract

Client: Birmingham Primary Care Trust

Architect: Quattro Design Ltd

Structural Engineer: O’Brien & Price

QS: Carl Dean Associates

M&E Consultants: MJ Broome & Associates

Tendered/Negotiated/Framework: Tendered

 

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Sure Start Brierley Hill

Project Description:

 

Won in competitive tender A M Griffiths were appointed to build this uniquely designed early years children’s centre. A predominantly two storey structure of traditional construction which included, concrete strip foundations with brick and block substructure walls carrying a beam and block ground floor, brick and block superstructure with precast concrete plank first floor and a combination of steelwork and timber rafter roof construction covered with clay roof tiles.

Project Value: £700,000

Project Duration: 39 weeks

Form of Contract: JCT Standard Form of Building Contract

Client: Birmingham Primary Care Trust

Architect: Quattro Design Ltd

Structural Engineer: O’Brien & Price

QS: Carl Dean Associates

M&E Consultants: MJ Broome & Associates

Tendered/Negotiated/Framework: Tendered

 

 

Loxdale Primary School

Project Description:

 

The project comprised the construction of a new single storey teaching block. The new accommodation includes three teaching areas with boys girls and nursery toilets, a site managers office room together with an integrated covered outside play area with decking. The construction consisted of a substantial reinforced concrete foundation (due to poor local ground conditions)  and  timber external wall panels. The external walls received timber cladding, and the flat roof  was of EDPM rubber. Work included full electrical and mechanical systems, fire alarm and access control systems. To compliment the teaching block the surrounding external areas were improved to provide additional car parking provision, soft play areas with artificial grass, as well as  play and landscaped areas  surrounded by extensive secure fencing with automatic access  gates.

 

Project Value: £896,000

Project Duration: 17 weeks

Form of Contract: JCT Intermediate Building Contract with Contractors Design

Client: Wolverhampton City Council

Architect: Wolverhampton Property Services, City Services

Structural Engineer: Wolverhampton Property Services , City Services

QS: Wolverhampton Property Services, City Services

M&E Consultants: Wolverhampton Property Services, City Services

Tendered/Negotiated/Framework: Tendered

 

 

Holy Trinity Primary School, West Bromwich

Project Description:

 

A cost effective alternative to off-site modular construction - AMG were tasked with designing and delivering our own design concept for the construction of a traditional 2 storey 6 classroom block in the heart of the Holy Trinity Primary School campus. The design comprised a traditional steel frame, composite metal deck and reinforced concrete floors, external Trespa Meteon cladding and Aluminium Windows & Doors. Internal metal stud partitions, hardwood doorsets, New WC’s facilities, Hall and ancillary rooms. Electrical installations comprised the Design, Supply and Installation of Sub Main Distribution, General Lighting and Emergency Lighting, Small Power and Mechanical Supplies, Extended Fire Alarm, Lighting Protection, External Lighting General Earthing and Bonding and Testing and Commissioning. Electrical installations comprised the Design, Supply and Installation of Air conditioning (cooling and heating) to classrooms, Domestic hot and cold water, Automatic controls and a mist sprinkler system. Externally AMG designed and provided a new Link Bridge, SUDS drainage solutions, Fencing, paths, a small extension to the reception area, extensive car park additions and re-modelling. AMG designed the scheme to remove most of the wet trades involved in a traditional build and thus increased the speed of the build whilst also reducing the risk of weather affecting project delivery. Buildability was also a major consideration in AMG’s design proposals with wall and roof voids designed with minimal projections both internally and externally to provide clean lines and maximise wall space within classrooms. All window heads and cills were designed to line through on elevation to avoid expensive trimming details within the wall construction.

 

Project Value: £1.6m

Project Duration: 26 weeks

Form of Contract: JCT Design and Build Contract 2011

Client: Sandwell MBC

Architect: AMG & Sandwell Urban Design and Building Services

Structural Engineer: AMG & Central Design Practice Ltd

QS: Sandwell MBC

M&E Consultants: AMG

Tendered/Negotiated/Framework: Negotiated

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Woodrush Youth and Community Centre

Project Description:

 

The project involves the construction of a 2 storey new build Community library with sixth form facility, meeting rooms, Gymnasium and Drama Studio and associated external works.

The construction comprised of strip and pad foundations with steel frame enclosed with a brick and block external envelope. The floors consist of precast concrete planks and ground bearing slabs. The roof is finished with composite metal panels.

Internally the project was finished to a high standard with a reception counter and coffee bar manufactured in our own joinery shop.

The project was constructed whilst sharing an access with the neighbouring Coppice school and next to the entrance of Woodrush High school.

 

Project Value: £2.1 million

Duration: 48wks

Form of Contract: JCT Design and Build

Client: Woodrush High School

Architect: Corstorphine and Wright Architects

Structural Engineer: Shire Consulting

QS: Graham Hale and Company

M&E Consultants: ESDP

Tendered/Negotiated/Framework: Tendered

 

Prince Henry Classroom extension

Project Description:

 

Construction of a new 3 storey 12 classrooms, the construction comprising of; traditional fill foundations, precast concrete floor slabs, structural steel frame with block external walls and aluminium standing seam roof. The project also required the demolition of an existing single storey classroom block.

The Internal walls were finished with 2 coat wet plaster and paint, and the ceilings consisted of both suspended layin grid and MF ceilings. The floor finishes were carpet tiles and vinyl flooring to wet areas.

The electrical installation is mainly contained in dado trunking and the class rooms are heated with a convector system that also brings in fresh air when the C02 or heat levels rise excessively.

The build was in the middle of a busy campus with limited access. The site access and on site traffic movements needed to be carefully managed around pupil class movements throughout the school day.

 

 

Project Value: £1.4 million

Duration: 48wks

Form of Contract: JCT with quants

Client: Prince Henry High School

Architect: P R Associates Ltd

Structural Engineer: Barnsley Marshall Ltd

QS: Bridgewater & Coulton

M&E Consultants: Stewart Associates

Tendered/Negotiated/Framework: Tendered

 

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