Osborne gets full marks for school project
Osborne has completed refurbishment work to allow the expansion of Westfield Primary School in Woking, Surrey.
Originally built in the 1950s, the School needed to increase its capacity to accommodate a doubling in pupil numbers from 210 to 420. The building was home to other local services and organisations, and had to remain in live operation throughout the works. The project was particularly challenging in respect of mechanical and electrical systems where careful surveying and early engagement of a specialist tier-two contractor at RIBA Stage 2 were essential. Osborne worked on behalf of Surrey County Council and the refurbishment was completed on time and within budget.
The team were praised for the support they offered in determining the project scope, driving the programme, liaising with the Stakeholders and engaging the supply chain early in the project life cycle to offer cost advice as well as going above and beyond expectations on this traditional contract. Their efforts were reflected in Surrey County Council’s pre-construction KPI scores, where full marks of 10 out of 10 were awarded for both Supply Chain and Project Management.
Fred Mills, Procurement Manager for Osborne said: “This project required a huge amount of careful planning at pre-construction stage to manage the works. Osborne delivered this complex internal refurbishment in phases to enable the School to remain operational at all times. The scores awarded are testament to the efforts of all involved in both planning and executing this project and I am proud of our team”.