Building on Excellence
Project Datasheet

Yateley School

Hampshire

Overview

In the 1960s there was a high demand for new school buildings. The buildings required needed to be affordable and quick to build. SCOLA buildings were introduced to meet this requirement as they could be designed and built simultaneously. However, with poor insulation and over glazing they now provide uncomfortable learning environments and have a high energy consumption.

With the buildings still remaining structurally sound, Hampshire County Council have created a wider programme within the county to re-clad all the SCOLA system build properties.

The new cladding system has been designed to meet modern building standards, be durable and low maintenance whilst providing a improved educational learning environment.

Following on from the successful project at Heatherside Junior School under the Hampshire Framework agreement Feltham Construction were awarded the re-cladding and refurbishment project at Yateley School.

The project was carried out over three phases with a live school environment throughout. The first phase consisted of half of the main three-storey building, whilst the school still required use of the other half. The second phase was then the attached single storey link building and the third phase was the remaining part of the original three-storey building.

As well as the complete external re-cladding and re-roofing, the internal refurbishment also included mechanical and electrical works, asbestos removal and the renovation of three science laboratories.

Client

Hampshire County Council


Architect

Hampshire County Council


Value

£2.3M


Duration

52 weeks


Testimonial

“The school is delighted with the outcomes of the refurbishment. The building has been transformed both internally and externally: the environment for both staff and students is now excellent. The refurbished science laboratories are stunning and already in our first few days back having a positive impact on the students and staff alike.

We embarked on this programme with a level of concern given the scale of disruption. Our concerns were eliminated very quickly due to the professional and excellent working relationships both with Property Services Project Managers Mike Lennard, David Wakelin and Feltham Construction. Communication, compromise and understanding were essential throughout this project to ensure minimum impact on teaching and learning. We had this in abundance. This ensured that the project progressed well and on time. We are exceptionally pleased with the outcome. “