Galliford Try has achieved practical completion on the new Cherry Garden special school. The new building for London Borough of Southwark, designed by Hawkins Brown Architects and procured through SCF, has enabled the expansion of an Ofsted Outstanding special school from 47 to 75 pupils, with additional provision for children of nursery age.
The new accommodation is arranged in two blocks and provides flexible and adaptable spaces to meet the changing needs of the children, including a hydrotherapy pool, a trampoline room, soft play and sensory rooms.
The project was delivered through SCF’s two-stage open book process, facilitating a collaborative approach to meeting LB Southwark’s cost, time and quality objectives and promoting safe construction environments, with Galliford Try achieving a Considerate Constructors Scheme score of 43, significantly above the 2018 national average of 36.1.
The school forms part of LB Southwark’s programme of primary school expansions, five of which Galliford Try has delivered through SCF to meet the Borough’s objective of providing great learning facilities for future generations, all within the context of restrained budgets and timescales.