Lesson Learnt

Following the successful completion of the Roding Primary School, Cannington Road, Annexe on behalf of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Neilcott have now successfully completed the construction of the new two-storey 3 Form Entry Primary School at the former University of East London site in Dagenham, also utilising a cross laminated timber frame.

This project sought to further challenge preconceived ideas in relation to procurement time frames and the cost/quality balance.  This school was procured on a design and build basis utilising PPC2000, construction commenced on site within 12 working weeks of appointment.  From commencement Section One was brought into operation in 21 weeks.  The project also drove down costs through the application of lessons learnt, with an out-turn cost anticipated at £1,599 per square metre.  The project also raised sustainability credentials by achieving a BREEAM Excellent rating.  The first meeting with all members of the partnering team was held on 23 November 2010 and the official opening of the new School takes place February 2012.