Key Project

Project: Hummersknott School, Darlington

Client: Darlington Borough Council

Project Details:

Phase 1 of this project comprised the construction of a new Science and Technology Teaching Block, Creative Arts Facility and a new Administrative Reception/Entrance Area. Phase 2 comprised major internal re-modelling of the existing buildings external fabric upgrade and external works.

The school remained fully operational throughout the works and phasing/sequencing and segregation of the works was of the utmost importance.  Our site team was in constant liaison with the school representatives to ensure the works were carried out with a minimum of disruption.  We received positive comments in both the Considerate Constructor Scheme Monitor visits and Ofsted report.

It now seems strange not to have the Contractors on site. It is a testimony to their approach to this project that, in effect, they seemed to become members of the school staff known to students and staff, attending social events and presenting awards at assemblies and prize evenings. Pat Howarth Headteacher.

Duration: 24 Months

Value: £14.5 million


We have worked on a wide variety of major education projects, delivering brand new schools and transforming old fashioned buildings into exciting, modern learning environments.

When working in live schools we integrate seamlessly into the school community. Our flexible and professional approach is dedicated to minimising disruption, without affect the school’s performance.

Every member of our workforce is easily identifiable by our corporate work wear. They are also is CRB checked CSCS certified and carry photo ID at all times. 

Sustainable Schools
No matter what the budget, we are committed to delivering best value through value engineering and life cycle costing.

We can also advise you how to improve the environmental efficiency of your school buildings to achieve the BREEAM minimum rating of “very good”.

Going the Extra Mile
As an associate member of the Considerate Constructors Scheme we pride ourselves on offering the highest levels of service and quality. We believe in our responsibility to educate young people about site safety and conduct regular site visits and presentations.



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