Kingsteignton school shortlisted for Offsite Awards

Topic Awards

Date 14 Aug 2020

Kingsteignton School, built using Galliford Try’s Optimum Schools principles, has been nominated for Education Project of the Year at the Offsite Awards.

The £6m project saw the creation of a new two-form entry primary school for the Devon town of Kingsteignton. The scheme was designed by architect Scott Brownrigg according to Galliford Try’s award-winning Optimum Schools principles which maximises the use of repeatable designs and offsite construction methods.

Innovaré supplied its i-SIPS structural panel system, which was crucial to the success of the design. The combination of extensive use of BIM and the precision of offsite components, allowed the structure of the school to be completed within just 14 weeks, as well as giving enhanced benefits in terms of ongoing maintenance and environmental performance.

The Offsite Construction Awards reward outstanding examples of prefabrication and factory-based methods, products and systems. The virtual ceremony for this year’s winners will be held on September 22.

Mark Wusthoff, Area Director for Galliford Try South West, commented: “Kingsteignton was a fantastic project for the team to be involved in and I am delighted the innovation and dedication we demonstrated has been recognised in this way.”

Claire Jackson, Education Director for Galliford Try, said: “We continue to evolve the Optimum Schools concept and Kingsteignton has been an important stepping stone in that process. Crucial to all of this has been the levels of collaboration with all the stakeholders, that inspire and drive innovation and create much better outcomes for our clients and ultimately the children who will be using these buildings.”

Gareth Ellison, Director at Innovaré commented: “The team at Innovaré are delighted and proud that the iSIP system and Kingsteignton project have been shortlisted for the Offsite Awards. The Innovaré iSIP full structure system delivered on outcomes including speed, certainty, quality and performance for Galliford Try and end users alike”

Elena Remirez, Associate Architect, Scott Brownrigg, added: “The whole project team really embraced the use of SIPS at Kingsteignton. The speed and accuracy of the frame helped bring the vision to life very smoothly. We are delighted with the building and it has been fantastic to see it in use.”