School Building Property Maintenance Programme

Capita undertook a school maintenance programme which ensured 70 schools, nurseries and specialist educational centres across the borough.

Supporting Blackburn and Darwen Borough Council

The background

As part of Capita’s 15 year strategic partnership with Blackburn with Darwen Council, Capita undertook a school maintenance programme which ensured 70 schools, nurseries and specialist educational centres across the borough were statutory compliant and regularly maintained.  Capital projects were also delivered with an annual construction value of £3m, over a variety of projects including, extensions, refurbishments, re-modelling, asbestos abatement, roofing schemes, energy advice, statutory compliance and a help desk.

Our approach

We created a bespoke strategic maintenance and repair solution for each and every school to ensure council school buildings operate to their full potential. This service is offered to remove surprises and maximise efficiency, making sure replacement components – from simple ring electrical mains to complex air conditioning systems – are installed in a programmed way to minimise disruption to the school environment

 

The works completed on the schools included:

  • Annual planned maintenance services – ensuring compliance with statutory requirements and legislation
  • Preparation of condition surveys including maintenance and prioritising the capital repair programme
  • Procurement, negotiation and management of service contracts to ensure value for money
  • Management of the framework contractors undertaking the building work
  • Asbestos management support and advice utilising our in-house Asbestos Surveyor
  • Development of client specific Service Level Agreements
  • Internal remodelling projects to maximise the use of space in the schools

 

 

We delivered the majority of major works during school holiday periods as requested by our clients to minimise disruption to pupils. We completed works such as internal re-modelling, extensions, roof replacements, boiler replacements, heating distribution replacement, electrical re-wires, replacement of fire alarms and distribution boards as well as window and door replacements.  

Communication is key

Communication and engagement was vital during this project to ensure that information was transferred laterally across all stakeholders. In order to ensure the Council, the school, the contractor and Capita’s team members were fully aware of all pertinent aspects of the project, we created a clearly defined communications strategy within the Project Execution Plan.

Delivering on Time

Due to the scale, expertise and experience of our teams, we completed the programme of works on time every year, across the entire five year term of this project.

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MyConcern at Hilbre High School

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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 general

David White, Assistant Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Managing the design and build of St Luke’s C of E Primary School in Salford

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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.

K, Partridge, Headteacher at St Luke’s C of E Primary School

Regenerating school buildings in Salford

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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