BUILD Q1 2019

Build Q1 2019 4 upporting specialist modular contractor Extraspace Solutions, Shanco has won the two new projects following successful completion of a similar scheme in Oldham at Northmoor Academy. Early engagement with Extraspace Solutions and existing, well-established supply chain relationships will benefit the projects from both a planning and technical perspective and will help ensure the critical programme requirements of the schools are achieved. A requirement for additional student capacity at Oldham Academy North in Royton has led to a £5million state of the art modular construction project with units installed on a redundant greenfield site in the school grounds. Greenfield Primary School is also no longer large enough to meet de- mand for placements in the catchment area, leading to the construction of a replacement modular school building on a nearby site. The existing school will then be demolished to make way for new sports facilities. For both schools, Shanco will demonstrate a wide range of technical capabilities in ground work and civil engineering. Works will commence with investigations to ascertain the existing ground conditions, followed by ground stabilisation and installation of a piling mat to support the additional weight of piling rigs. Shanco will then install the foundations and the ground beams, and undertake new drainage works. Once the modular units have been successfully installed by Extraspace Solutions, Shanco will complete the finishing works and external land- scaping to provide a high-quality overall finish. Shanco has appointed piling company, M&D Foundations, to assist with the works and will coordinate all activities across both projects to manage the programme effectively and ensure on time completion. Logistical challenges will include the management of construction traffic to ensure both schools can operate as normal throughout the project with minimal disruption. For Oldham Academy North, Shanco has assist- ed Extraspace Solutions with Council planning requirements to provide a new site entrance and has developed the site traffic management plan to coordinate all traffic movements and deliveries outside of school drop off and pick up times. For Greenfield Primary School, the only site access Providing Top Class Groundworks Solution for Modular School Schemes in Oldham Groundworks and civil engineering specialist, Shanco, has been appointed by modular construction specialists, Extraspace Solutions for groundworks with a combined value of £1million to help two schools in Oldham increase their capacity and improve their facilities. S