Project Summary

The Urswick School is a co-educational secondary school and sixth form located in the Hackney Central area of the London Borough of Hackney, London. The school is named after Revd Christopher Urswick, Rector of Hackney from 1502 to 1522, and a close friend of King Henry VII.

FacilityCleverClass® Double Classroom Block

Building Size165m2m2

LocationLondon Borough of Hackney

Time on Site1 week

A Bulge Problem Requiring A Prompt Solution

Like many schools throughout the UK, Urswick is experiencing an ongoing bulge in school numbers and is projected to do so for at least five years.

The McAvoy Group’s acknowledged reputation for delivering fast track, high-quality permanent and semi-permanent turnkey accommodation solutions within the education sector was a crucial factor in the London Borough of Hackney’s decision to appoint us.

Constructed offsite using high-performing materials and designed with the latest digital technology, the CleverClass® range delivers enhanced economic and environmental benefits as well as minimised energy consumption and running costs.

Handover of the double classroom block took place just ten weeks after the contract was awarded, with site works taking a little over a week due to the fact the building modules were 90% complete when leaving our manufacturing facility.

Inner City Challenges

As well as ensuring the school’s pupils would be able to enjoy their new classrooms in time for the new academic year our team had to coordinate deliveries to site meticulously given the location of the school within an inner London housing estate.

The Scope Of The Contract

Our team worked closely with the client representative throughout the programme that included obtaining planning approval, building control approval, dismantling of existing bicycle sheds, laying of foundations, connections with all mains services, the creation of parking suspensions for access, ramps, and provision of toilet facilities.

Covid-19 Considerations

Our team reversed the accesses to our CleverClass® configuration to provide separate access to each classroom, thereby facilitating appropriate social distancing in light of government Covid-19 guidelines.

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