22 June 2016
Bradley Stoke Primary School
- Region: Bristol
- Client: South Gloucestershire Council
- Value: £2,900,000
- Contract terms: NEC Option A with additional Z Clauses
- Contract length: 44 weeks
- Procurement: Design & Build
- Completed: August 2015
- Site features and challenges: Access shared with adjacent secondary school, neighbouring residential area.
- Community: For the adjacent secondary school, Midas hosted regular student site tours and provided spare materials and labour to make minor improvements at the school.
On the site of a previous car park, situated off a main road, Midas built a new primary school with 7 classrooms, reception area, 3 offices, break out area and library, toilets, staff facilities, plant room, storage areas, canteen kitchen, teaching kitchen and a large multi-purpose hall. Energy efficient features include 28 solar array panels mounted on the south elevation of the hall roof – providing an estimated annual generation 6,293 kWh of LED movement sensitive lighting across the whole school.
Midas influenced the design resulting in innovative solutions to ensure a best value facility for the client. Challenges included fitting a perforated roof whilst meeting the requirement for air tightness of 5 or below. With controlled use of acoustic foam, plaster board, screw head caps and specialised paint, Midas successfully achieved air tightness of 4.7.
"Just want to let you know how brilliant we all think John Meehan is! Since he's been working on the new primary build, nothing has been too much trouble for John. He's welcomed and hosted various tours for students and staff. He has been interviewed for BBC Newsround by students about health and safety on site! This all happened at the very last minute and John didn't flinch and spent a good hour or so being interviewed and videoed by the students. I myself have organised many tours around the site and his professionalism and ability to talk to his audience have been outstanding. We recently had an incident during a Celebration Event where a inflatable piece of equipment was blown into the air and a worker was injured requiring an ambulance. John and his team could see that something had happened from their site and instantly came over to assist. We can't thank John enough for all he has done." Regards Paula Warren PA to the Deputy Headteacher.