CASE STUDY: Leeds Jewish Free School | Wates

Phased refurbishment and 2,427m² extension of an existing operational school into the first Jewish primary free school in the UK for 175 pupils.

£3.7m
Value
38 weeks
Project period
YORbuild
Procurement
Watson Batty
Partner

Phased refurbishment and 2,427m² extension of an existing operational school into the first Jewish primary free school in the UK for 175 pupils. Phase one included refurbishment works, the conversion of an external courtyard area into an internal learning resource centre and formation of a community youth centre. The second phase comprised new build elements including a drama studio, food technology classroom, DT classroom and science laboratories.

We undertook intrusive building condition surveys at the start to agree a robust scope of works which adequately reflected the condition of the building. By identifying challenges and risks early, we were able resolve all issues within budget, on time, facilitating an Autumn start of term.

 

70%
SME Supply Chain within 50 miles
80%
Percentage of SME subconsultants
3
Apprenticeships Supported
"Throughout the construction phase Wates maintained a very safe, well managed site that ensured full education could continue throughout with safe access to the site for all including our youngest pupils.”
Jeremy Dunford
Head Teacher, Leeds Jewish Free School

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