Sir Roger Manwood School

Extensive windows and doors upgrade, delivered within a 'live' school environment under a phased programme with alternate working hours.

Architect: Ingleton Wood LLP
Quantity Surveyor: Ingleton Wood LLP
Location: Kent
Duration: 18 weeks

About This Education Project

We completed a large-scale project to replace the windows and doors of a historical boarding school in Kent. The school, established in 1563, has significant historical importance and is located in Victorian age buildings that house its students.

The project involved removing and disposing of the existing timber and crittall windows and doors and installing new timber doors and UPVC/aluminium windows. A full scaffold was used to access windows, while mobile towers were used for ground floor windows.

Since the school was operating as usual, we implemented a phased programme and worked alternate hours to ensure the safety of pupils and staff. We scheduled work during school breaks, such as half-term and Christmas and also worked on weekends to minimise disruption. We collaborated with the school and project team through weekly meetings to accommodate any requests for alternate working hours while ensuring that the school’s routine was not disrupted.

In addition to the risk of working within a ‘live’ School, we also had to mitigate for the challenge of working within a residential area. The site was only accessible via a single country lane, which had residential properties either side of the site access / egress point.

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