Chartered Building Company Greendale Construction has won a 58-week contract from Hampshire County Council involving the recladding and internal remodelling and refurbishment of an existing two-storey SCOLA-type teaching block at Testbourne Community School, Whitchurch.
Due for completion by September 2022, the works will be carried out in four phases with minimum disruption to the school, staff and pupils.
SCOLA buildings for schools were introduced in the 1960s as an affordable and quick building method to meet the demands of expansions within the education sector. However, poor insulation and over-glazing can make the classrooms uncomfortable learning environments as well as consuming a lot of energy.
The recladding programme not only makes the learning environment more comfortable for students and teachers but also reduces the carbon footprint.
This is the eighth SCOLA project Greendale has worked on for Hampshire County Council. The contract was won through competitive open tender.