Testimonials

  • Commonweal Sixth Form Centre...

    The big attraction for us was how off-site build minimises disruption to le...

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    Commonweal Sixth Form Centre

    Keith Defter

    Principal

    The big attraction for us was how off-site build minimises disruption to learning as most of the construction process takes place somewhere else away from school premises. We have had other building projects on our site, and the disruption was relentless for up to six months. Because McAvoy transport the building in sections, it gets a long way through the process very quickly. We have been able to have visitors coming up to see the new centre prior to its completion, which we probably wouldn’t have been able to do if it had been built using other methods.

  • City College Norwich...

    The students went home from college on a Friday and when they returned to t...

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    City College Norwich

    Corrienne Peasgood

    Principal

    The students went home from college on a Friday and when they returned to their desks on Monday there was a new building on campus which just had to be fitted out and connected to the various services. There was no impact on learning time. Our class timetable ran without any disruption at all. We now have bright, airy classrooms which have a very specific design to ensure that an inspirational learning environment has been created.

  • Tuffley Primary School...

    I have been impressed by all of you from McAvoy and feel we are lucky to ha...

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    Tuffley Primary School

    William Greenwood

    Head Teacher

    I have been impressed by all of you from McAvoy and feel we are lucky to have you providing our new CIC.

  • Boston Pioneers Free School...

    The technology we have in the 4D classroom means we can recreate virtually ...

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    Boston Pioneers Free School

    Jo Bland

    Principal

    The technology we have in the 4D classroom means we can recreate virtually any environment in the world – and even outer space – for the children. The ability to do this undoubtedly enhances their ability to learn. There are some children in our school who have never been to a forest, and we can recreate a woodland scene with leaves on the floor that rustle when the children walk on them, or fish in an underwater environment that swim away when the pupils go near them. It is a really special and beautiful place to be.

    One of the best elements of the new build school was that we got to work closely with the architect to ensure all of the school’s need and wants are reflected in the finished building. Before we had cramped classrooms and we weren’t able to provide small groups of teaching groups to really focus the children’s learning experience.

    The children couldn’t understand how they could see parts of their new school arriving on the back of a lorry. It was amazing how quickly the building was erected and fitted out – it just seemed to pop up one day. McAvoy’s commitment to the school and attention to detail was something else. The old school premises were designed for 60 children but we had 120 pupils in it – to say we were like sardines was an understatement. Now we have so much additional space at a two-storey new build with a sports hall for PE and cookery rooms – it makes a huge difference to the learning environment. It took six months to construct and finish out this wonderful new school – it has been quite surreal.

    We didn’t really know what to expect when we heard the building would be constructed off-site – what will it look like? Will it last as long as a traditional building? Now we have our new school, it looks like a traditional build inside and out and has every possible amenity. The interior finish is excellent with features such as underfloor heating – you would never know it was a rapid build constructed off-site.

  • The Ring Boxing Club, Derry...

    The service we received from McAvoy Hire was excellent, the whole process f...

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    The Ring Boxing Club, Derry

    Colman Callan

    Building Maintenance Manager, Derry City & Strabane District Council

    The service we received from McAvoy Hire was excellent, the whole process flowed perfectly. The availability of the building came at just the right time for the Council as we were seeking new premises for the boxing club. McAvoy Hire delivered the building on time and the information they supplied us prior to delivery enabled us to make the appropriate site preparations when the premises arrived.

  • Commonweal Sixth Form Centre...

    The McAvoy Group has made all its deadlines – is what they do. The school...

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    Commonweal Sixth Form Centre

    James Matcham

    Assistant Head Teacher

    The McAvoy Group has made all its deadlines – is what they do. The school was involved with the design process from the beginning, and the innovative building is exactly what was required. Most sixth forms work from within the school. Our classrooms are all on the college site. This has all the benefits in terms of community, social and academic expectations. There is a college fee to it.