Roundhay School, Leeds

  • Form of Contract

    Form of Contract

    JCT Design & Build

  • Client


    Leeds City Council

  • Architect


    Design and Build

  • Engineers


    Mason Clarke

  • Programme


    26 Weeks

  • Completion


    August 2018

Works Scope

Roundhay School is a mixed, all-through school and sixth form located in Roundhay, Leeds. It has a reputation for excellent education delivery and has an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rating with 2,600 pupils, including 500 pupils in the sixth form.

Britcon was appointed to deliver an important teaching accommodation project for the new academic term within a short time period.

After undertaking a major earthworks operation, we carried out the foundations, drainage, utilities and external works, which involved the construction of pad foundations for the buildings and link structures, reinforced concrete slabs and a lift pit. High quality textured York stone flags were laid to form the school entrance and the car park was block paved.

Key Project Challenges

  • Tree protection orders.
  • Non-mechanical excavation.
  • Major earthworks operation.
  • Short timeframe.
  • Conservation and green belt area.

How we successfully delivered the project

We adopted an off-site approach to deliver the new teaching accommodation in just 26 weeks, minimising our impact on site and ensuring high quality with zero accidents.

As part of our sustainable drainage scheme, a large storm-cell attenuation system was installed to control surface water on the site. In addition, tree protection fencing and non-mechanical excavation was required where the drainage connected into the existing system as there were tree protection orders on certain trees.

New utilities were installed and a new substation was also constructed. Due to the site being sited in a conservation area, an extensive landscaping regime formed part of our brief.

  • Extension and refurbishment works
  • Design and Build contract
  • Completion for a new term date
  • Delivered accident free
  • Live education environment/performing arts space
  • Protecting 2,600 pupils and segregating works
  • 78% of subcontractors placed locally
  • Continuous stakeholder engagement
  • Use of a specialist education supply chain
  • Delivered an additional £6.3m of social value
  • 9/10 customer satisfaction