Normanby First School, part of the Ironstone Academy Trust is an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ school and needed to expand to keep up with growing pupil numbers. To facilitate this d3associates worked with the school to develop initial classroom extension and external play area designs and obtain budget costs; d3associates then supported the school in submitting a Condition Improvement Fund bid (CIF) in December 2015.
Following notification that the CIF bid was successful in March 2016, d3associates undertook detailed design and submitted a full planning application. Technical Designs to RIBA Stage 4 and JCT tender documents were then produced, along with structural, and M&E designs, and the scheme tendered using local contractors to ensure quality and value for money.
Throughout the process d3associates undertook the role of Principal Designer, to co-ordinate and manage the Health and Safety aspects of the scheme, ensuring the school as ‘client’ was compliant with the Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations 2015.
d3associates Project Managed the works on site during the construction phase, attending regular site visits, agreeing valuations with the contractor and preparing payment certificates.
The school will benefit from a contemporary designed extension, with plenty of storage, newly refurbished toilets and cloakrooms, and a creative outdoor play area with an external canopy allowing the children to make the most of the weather.