We have been working with a school in Lincolnshire to improve their facilities. The school provides valuable support to children with Special Educational Needs (SEN). MPH Building Systems were able to deliver a solution that works for both staff and pupils at the school.
The school was growing in popularity thanks to its “outstanding” Ofsted rating and needed to increase capacity. They were awarded a Conditional Improvement Fund (CIF) to improve teaching facilities. The school required a new dining hall to accommodate more students at lunch times.
Modular School Extension fits design and time constraints
MPH provided a state-of-the-art modular construction for the new dining hall and staff room.
Original plans were for a single-storey extension using traditional building methods. This presented a number of potential issues:
- Construction work would be carried out close to the children’s play area, raising health and safety concerns.
- Noise, dust and disruption to teaching.
- Limited on-site storage for materials.
- Timescales meant that winter weather conditions could delay building work.
MPH Building Systems were able to offer a bespoke modular extension that suited the school perfectly. We minimised disruption by constructing the dining hall extension off-site. This reduced the number of deliveries and the length of time for the on-site work to be completed.
Working with the school, we were able to value engineer certain aspects of the project. This allowed the new dining hall to be delivered on time and within budget. Preliminary costs were reduced in comparison to traditional building methods.
Our team were able to install the modular extension quickly and efficiently during February half-term. This included work to link the new building to the main school, reducing the health and safety risk and noise disruption.
Staff and pupils at the school were delighted with the results of the first phase. We look forward to working with them again to deliver the second phase of the project this summer. Phase 2 of the project involves adding eight new modular classrooms.