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.
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:
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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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
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
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