New modular teaching facility completed

Ashley House and F1 Modular are proud to have completed work at St. Jude’s Church of England Junior School, Egham, Surrey.

Ashley House and F1 Modular are proud to have completed work at St. Jude’s Church of England Junior School, Egham, Surrey.

This is a 190 square metre replacement teaching facility consisting of a Music and Drama room, Group Room, Food Technology room, IT Server room and a toilet. The building consists of six modular units manufactured by F1M in its factory in Newtown, Wales and includes concrete floors, underfloor heating and full height windows.

In the Summer of 2017 Ashley House plc and its modular construction subsidiary F1 Modular (F1M) won a place on the Government’s Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) modular schools framework. This allows the Ashley House Group six developments to be built for schools in the South of England for the Department for Education. The appointment furthered the Group’s desire to use its skills and experience to further increase the range of social and community based buildings it produces.

The ESFA has significant requirements for new schools and classrooms and an increasing track record of using off-site construction solutions. Speed of delivery, higher quality, environmental benefits and energy efficiencies are all key drivers of this increased appetite. Modular construction works particularly well in the education sector due to the ability to ‘build off-site in term time, deliver and install in the holidays’.

 

Vicki Chiverton, Headteacher, St Jude’s C of E Junior School commented:

“We are absolutely delighted with our new classrooms and can’t wait to start using them for music and cooking. Over the build period, Ashley House were extremely easy to work with and made sure that everything was completed to the highest possible standards. The day-to-day management of the building site was really well organised and the fabulous building that we now have is the result of the great teamwork between them and us.”

In addition, excellent progress has been made in relation to developments for further schools, the next being Colliers Green Primary School, Cranbrook, Kent, a 474 square metre replacement teaching facility split between two buildings serving junior and reception classes.

The buildings will consist of eleven and six modular units respectively, manufactured by F1M. Due to the logistics of this development, the decant, demolition, drainage and main works will take 56 weeks spread over ten phases of work.

See attached press release