Project; Oak Tree School

Location; Truro, Cornwall

Client; Acorn Care

Contract; £1.2m

Duration; circa 52 weeks.

Project Description;

Classic Builders is proud to have delivered a large extension for Oak Tree School in Threemilestone, Cornwall. Built using a structural insulated panel (SIP) system, the timberframe project was delivered over 52 weeks whilst Oak Tree School continued to operate and deliver important local services.

The new extension consists of new classrooms, offices, administrate areas, reception area, WC facilities, and sensory equipment. Access is provided by a new lift, additional stairwells and clever integration with the existing school buildings. Externally, the works included the construction of a new secure multi-use-games-area pitch, additional roadways and parking provisions. Due to the needs of the school’s pupils, consistent interaction was maintained between all parties (including regular student updates and site tours). This enabled Classic Builders to champion a positive rapour with the school, continually understand the client’s needs and, ultimately, deliver an exceptional project.

Project specific considerations included working in a live school environment, limited vehicle access, integrating a new M&E system with existing school infrastructure, programming the ‘breaking through’ linking with the existing school buildings during non-term times and working within close proximity to a main railway line. These considerations were carefully managed through effective communications, regular project reviews and a robust delivery strategy. The end result is an incredible modern building with expandable external facilities ensuring the school can continue to cater for increasing capacity needs and the next generation of pupils have access to state of the art resources with Cornwall.

Classic Builders would like to thank Acorn Care and Oak Tree School for incredible opportunity to deliver such an important project for school pupils in Cornwall.

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