Client: London Borough of Lambeth
Programme: 26 weeks
Description: Re-modelling and Refurbishment
The newly refurbished Kingswood Early Years Centre is an integral part of the Gipsy Hill Federation of schools in Norwood. The Kingswood Children’s Centre was previously a secondary school but now provides families with a range of services from pre-natal to Key Stage 1, accommodating 250 children.
Delivering this extensive fast track refurbishment in 26 weeks would always prove challenging.
External building fabric repair included brick repairs to the Victorian façade, replacement of all windows with high efficiency double glazing and multi-level landscaping on all elevations.
The school building was remodelled internally and now benefits from a new kitchen, dining area, infant and DDA toilets, crèche and nursery facility with remodelled classrooms to meet current space, light and acoustic standards for Key Stage 1 children.
The demanding programme necessitated a seven-day working week which was supported by the school and local residents, who our site manager kept informed by letter drops and open meetings throughout the project.