On behalf of Framework Users Oldham Council, Kier is continuing to make excellent progress on a programme of New Build Works, in addition to exceeding social value targets, at North Chadderton secondary school and sixth form.
This £7.8m Education Project was procured via the Procure Partnerships North West Framework with Kier appointed under a two stage call-off procedure. This project was monitored via Compliance Chain.
With North Chadderton being one of the borough’s highest performing yet oversubscribed schools, more space is needed. Upon completion, Kier will provide the school with new, state-of-the-art facilities that will greatly enhance the learning environment
The 1670m2 project includes the design and build of a modern, fit-for-purpose library, a new science block comprising six fully serviced laboratories and two prep rooms, a sports pavilion with modern changing facilities and a classroom, sheltered external hard standing areas and a café area that has already handed over in time for the new academic year.
Kier was also featured as part of Procure Partnerships ‘Feel Good Friday News’, in which we celebrate our Contractors Partners who have shown an outstanding commitment to social value across our Social Channels. Some activities include donation of goods, civil engineering seminars, and studying how to develop a wildlife-friendly area.
Kier have gone above and beyond to ensure that current and future students will have access to excellent learning facilities, provided additional benefit to the school and local area and continue to create a comfortable setting for Staff and Students despite works taking place in a busy live environment.
This project is due to complete in December 2022.
Sean Fenner, regional director at Kier Construction North & Scotland said: “The project is progressing well, and we recently handed over the new cafe ahead of the pupils returning to school, following a fantastic team effort to complete the work during the summer holidays. Our careful site management in a live environment also resulted in the project achieving 45/45 Considerate Constructors score, which we’re very proud of.
Added to this, our focus on social value on this project has been outstanding, and credit goes to our CSR Manager and the site team for what they have achieved so far. This includes nine educational activities, and four community events. The care they have shown in delivering social value to the people of Oldham is to be highly commended.”
Gillian Hindle- Co CEO & Executive Director of Business & HR- The Oak Trust said: “Working in a live school brings many challenges, at all times both staff and students were safe and there was no disruption to learning. The café has not only been completed earlier than expected , it has been finished to a very high standard and will be enjoyed by the North Chadderton community for many years to come.”