Middle Row Primary School is an existing school, on an urban site in West London, and currently accommodates a primary school with limited play areas.
BAM is building a new primary school, which will cater for 420 pupils, a special needs facility for 16 pupils and 30 nursery places.
The new building is being constructed on the footprint of the previously demolished junior and nursery school.
The project faces many challenges with the existing school situated just three metres away from the building works, working in a live environment is just one of the challenges the project team has to tackle. Logistics is another area that calls for BAM’s expertise, with the site located in a densely populated residential area.
- Planning Risks
- Achieving a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating
- Acoustic constraints
- Budgetary constraints
How these were delivered
- The initial cost plan forecasted a near £1m budget deficit. BAM led structured value engineering workshops, collaborating closely with the Client and the design team to ensure the original design was not compromised and the budget has been achieved.