Client Education Skills Funding Agency
Sector Schools and Colleges
Part of the Priority Schools Building Programme, Kingsteignton and Westclyst Primary schools combine Galliford Try’s award-winning Optimum Schools principles with an off-site solution.
The two schools employed the Optimum Schools design methods that utilise a kit-of-parts approach to ensure a higher degree of flexibility than a standard template approach. This allowed an adaptation of the base two-form primary school design, driven in part by poor ground conditions at Kingsteignton in particular.
Both schools were built using lightweight Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs) to form the structure, internal partitions and floors. Pre-cast stair units and external pre-fabrication of the mechanical and electrical systems all combined to achieve the programme efficiencies.
Utilising so many off-site elements increased accuracy of the build process and had a knock-on effect in increasing the quality of the finished product and achieved a saving of 14 weeks on programme time against a traditional build process.