Holly Lodge Girl’s College, Liverpool

The project comprises of a full MEP package located on the existing school field, along with an extension to current gymnasium which will become the new entrance.

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The Project

The project comprises of a full MEP package covering 4200m2 and 2 storeys located on the existing school field. The project consisted of a new main teaching block housing ICT facilities, new humanities classrooms, arts, music and drama spaces and an activity hall, along with a Sixth Form Centre with a central atrium and cafe area. This is part of the Liverpool Schools Investment Programme with Holly Lodge being one of 12 schools receiving investment. The building has been named after suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst.

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Project Objectives

The main objectives of this project were making sure we delivered fully functional education facilities on time, to budget and to a standard that both Holly Lodge and ourselves could be proud of.

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Project Challenges

The main challenge for this project was working on an existing school site during term time. This resulted in limited access to site and meant we had to be even more conscious than usual to ensure we maintained professional codes of conduct at all times and a professional relationship with the headmistress.

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The Results

A totally success full project delivered on time, under budget and virtually snag free, with no substantial recalls.

Meet the Team

Peter Scotland – Mechanical Foreman

Peter’s duties involved supervising the site team and making sure they work efficiently and in the correct sequence. He was also valuable in making sure all health and safety procedures were followed, keeping a record of material and plant on site, ordering material as to maintain the correct levels of stock, and was key in keeping plant to a minimum, off hiring when not needed.

Peter was also in charge of all signing off procedures in accordance with our Q&A policies, as well as Kier’s own paperwork which could become a job within itself.

A truly valuable member of the team who kept pushing things forward; his ethos was ‘have a goal then aim higher’.

“HE Simm where an integral part of the Holly Lodge project from start to finish. They embraced the ethos of team work, that was established at a very early stage.

They worked with Kier from the outset, providing the right level of technical advice that our client Liverpool City Council required and were always willing to work with our client and the school to enhance the project, looking for the correct solutions and not economical ones.

This all helped in completing the Holly Lodge Project ahead of programme within the tight budget constraints and the absolute delight of all the stakeholders involve.”

Tony Harrison, MCIOB, Kier Construction Northern

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