Quarry Hill Academy – Re-Roofing

Key Facts:

Client Name: Quarry Hill Academy
Location: Grays, Essex
Type of client: Primary Academy
Services provided by M+C: Building Surveying | Funding Application (ACMF) | Procurement | Project Management
Value: £198,000
Contractor: Acclaim Contracts

As part of an ongoing relationship with the Quarry Hill Academy; part of the Catalyst Academies Trust in Grays, Munday + Cramer provide a range of services including building surveying and asset management in order to ensure that the school’s facilities are maintained to the highest standards.

As part of the ACMF-funding process, Munday + Cramer identified a need to replace the roof coverings to the Infant School. As part of the re-roofing bid process, a strong case was presented; illustrating the need to replace the existing coverings extensively due to a range of long-term failings of the felt coverings, insulation, glazing/rooflights and the ply deck construction. In addition to the building fabric issues, a number of Health and Safety as well as security issues were presented.

In creating strong case such as this, providing the EFA with comprehensive evidence, as well as a full options appraisal, the bid was successful in obtaining full funding for the proposed works for immediate execution.

A Langley roofing system was specified, and tendered as part of the original bid process, won by Acclaim Contracts. This large scheme was completed in just 9 weeks; despite being undertaken in term-time the works were carried out with with minimal impact on the school.