CEEH Building, Redcar and Cleveland College
Form of Contract
JCT Design & Build
Redcar & Cleveland College
Billinghurst George and Partners
The 1000m2, two-storey building will deliver training to school leavers, apprentices and adult learners, while the hub will offer higher education, commercial and professional courses and will also respond to employers needs through bespoke employer-led programmes.
Prior to commencement on site, we undertook extensive planning and logistics workshops with the client team, college staff and our supply chain. Running simultaneously with the internal refurbishment works, two new steel framed canopies were constructed, which created a partially weather protected environment for teaching trade apprentices.
Key Project Challenges
Working in a live college environment/complex college site.
Safe segregation of college staff and pupils from construction activities.
Maintaining safe escape routes in the event of an emergency.
All site staff, visitors and subcontractor workforce to have enhanced DBS checks.
Timely procurement, fabrication and erection of the steel frames for the two external canopies.
Academy IT integration.
Affordability, delivery within the project budget.
Maximising social value outcomes.
Meeting NEPO framework KPIs.
How we successfully delivered the project
Once the project was live on site, planning, liaison and logistical sense checking was managed by the use of bi-weekly lean planning workshops throughout the entire construction period.
The key to delivery of this project, with its extremely tight time constraints, was having all subcontractors in place with a fully completed design and all key materials secured.
We used BES, our in-house structural steel specialist for the steel frames. We have used ISO 44001 collaborative working protocols to build a united team and collaborate from the outset on this fast track project.
Our team used 4Projects management software to automate many of the contract and workflow processes, supporting transparency and collaboration with the client, project team and designers.