Following the need to increase school capacity and upgrade school buildings in Salford, Urban Vision (Capita’s joint venture partnership with Salford City Council and Galliford Try) were commissioned to project manage the design and build of new £5.7m school building to accommodate growing pupil numbers and the future learning needs at St Lukes C of E Primary School in Salford.
Our property team worked closely with Salford City Council’s Children’s Services team as well as Laing o’Rourke and Atkins to deliver successful building design solution that would meet the needs of increasing pupil numbers in the area.
We delivered the school over the short time scale of just 10 month to ensure the children could benefit for their new learning environment as soon as possible. Our property team provided multidisciplinary professional services including project management, mechanical and electrical engineering, principal design as well as cost management advice. The initial concept designs were developed up to tender stage to engage the client in discussions from an early stage. This has enabled Capita to work with Laing O’Rourke, the Council’s contractor partner, and Atkins, the scheme architect, to deliver an agreed solution within budget and timescales.
The project was delivered to a high standard, on time and within budget. Our early engagement with the contractor ensured meaningful dialogue and concerted efforts to solve challenges whilst taking into account views and opinions of wider stakeholders allowing for the successful delivery of the project.
I just wanted to say how thrilled we are with our new building. Our children and their families, staff and governors are all so impressed – the expression ‘WOW!’ has been heard many times this last week. Showing people round the building has been a pleasure! Throughout the design and build process all personnel were extremely courteous and professional making the whole process a lot easier than we had imagined it would be. Our children now have a building to be proud of and which says to them ‘You are worth it’. Please pass on our thanks to your team.
K, Partridge, Headteacher at St Luke’s C of E Primary School
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Urban Vision has been a valuable partner since we first formed the alliance. The partnership extension will provide further efficiency gains and more savings for the Council, without affecting service quality and performance.Jim Taylor Salford’s City Director
Our children now have a building to be proud of and which says to them ‘You are worth it".K, Partridge, Headteacher at St Luke’s C of E Primary School
I feel the school is a safer place, we are able to react quickly to new issues, and it enables a much more proactive approach to safeguarding in generalDavid White, Assistant Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead