“We thought the building work would be really annoying through our GCSEs, but actually the Osborne team at our school have understood and made sure that the noise has been kept down and we have been able to concentrate on our exams” – Francesca, Year 11 Student
A range of extended complex project and key relationship considerations impacted on the core construction requirements for this project. As Osborne previously carried out a complex development phase for Lady Margaret School, we were instructed to complete the next phase of expansion to accommodate an increased demand for year 7 spaces.
Fundamental considerations for the project included:
- How to optimise existing space through extending the facilities whilst working within and around existing Grade II listed buildings
- Ensuring that existing studies were not halted to avoid timetable disruption, as part of the works needed to take place during term time & GCSE exams
- Completing the works to a strict timescale to accommodate the new intake of students at the start of term
- Ensuring that the project planning was mindful of students as well as considering the impact on nearby local residents when works were undertaken outside of school hours.