Simon Balle School

Mackin Civil Engineering

Simon Balle School

Scope of Work:

Laying foundations for a new building that would add new classrooms to the school’s existing facilities; excavating and laying drainage network; forming a hard play permeable sports pitch and laying two car parks.

Description:

This greenfield location was thought to be an historically significant site which attracted archaeological interest and underwent survey before excavation for ground beam and slab (covering 1300m2) could be started. A concrete pump was used to pour the foundations.

Groundworks involved excavating and laying two car parks, first installing a perforated drainage system and connecting to existing system. 2,500m2 of permeable sub-base was installed before applying tarmac to the two car parks. Works also involved remodeling a footpath (adding a tree protection system) and reinstating the school’s tennis court.

Challenges:

  • Working adjacent to a ‘live’ school meant delivery times were restricted (i.e. no deliveries permitted during ‘school run’ hours).
  • Maintaining site safety at all times.
  • Managing archaeological interest which delayed the start date.

Outcome:

Project delivered on time with a successful handover to Balfour Beatty

Client Name
Simon Balle School
Main Contractor
Balfour Beatty
Mackin Value
£1m
Services
Groundworks
Duration
12 Months
  • Simon Balle School Courtesy A&S Landscape 1
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