Pick Everard & London Borough of Hounslow
In December 2012, Pick Everard exchanged contracts with the London Borough of Hounslow for the provision of Project Management and Full Design Services under the Government Procurement Services Framework, to deliver a number of new primary and special school places to meet its statutory obligations over the next five years. Our brief is to deliver design solutions that visibly demonstrate value for money and that focus on creating suitable education environments which support effective teaching and learning.
Expansion of an initial 10 existing primary schools, at a cost of circa £30m, is now underway and these are on programme for delivery in June 2014. A number of potential sites have now been identified to enable the construction of further, new Primary and SEN schools – including opportunities to leverage additional funding into the programme through complimentary mixed-use developments or other value adding opportunities.
A second tranche of schools, valued at circa £30m, has now been identified for delivery for September 2015 and we have completed Feasibility Studies for further schools required for September 2016.
To date, substantial programme and budget savings have been achieved through the use of non-traditional, off-site construction methods, as well as further savings from the use of standardised design principles and standard materials and specifications across the programme.