Wates Smartspace has been appointed by Trafford Council to deliver alterations and extensions to Park Road Sale Primary School il, through the North West Construction Hubs (NWCH) Low Value Framework in a deal worth £1m.
Work is due to commence in April 2017 for 21 weeks and will include the construction of three extensions to the existing school building to accommodate additional classrooms and working areas. Internal works will also be carried out to the existing staffroom, classrooms, storerooms and the entrance area.
This project forms part of an overall school expansion programme across Trafford, due to an increase in demand for school places in the area. As a result of the programme being delivered by Wates, Park Road Sale Primary School will be able to increase its capacity to enrol additional students.
Careful programme management by the Wates Smartspace team means that the majority of works will take place outside of term time in order to minimise disruption and ensure the safety of students and staff members at all times. Any works required while the school remains operational will be kept to a minimum and carefully segregated.
This is the second project to be delivered by Wates Smartspace under the North West Construction Hubs (NWCHs) Low Value Framework, which the business was appointed to in January 2016 for up to four years.
Through this Framework, Wates Smartspace recently completed an extensive £1.9m refurbishment of Bebington Police Station over six months. This derelict building had been vacant for over three years and was handed over to Merseyside Police in February 2017.
Andy Hughes, Business Director for Wates Smartspace, said:
“This project, delivered through the North West Construction Hub, showcases our commitment to delivering high quality public services at the heart of the local community.
Wates Smartspace has committed to delivering a number of employment and training programmes as part of our programme. This will include apprenticeships, work placements and careers events such as student visits to the site to raise awareness of the construction industry. We also look forward to engaging with the wider community throughout our time on site to ensure that the work that we deliver leaves a lasting legacy within Sale.”