Project: Surfacing Project
School: St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School (SE6)
For safety reasons, the school needed to replace the damaged surfacing of the play area. Funding was received late for the project, and it needed to start and end during half term as playground had to be operational during term time. Typically this work would take ten days but needed to be completed in six, which the main stakeholders felt would be unrealistic.
- Play area a safety issue
- Late funding received
- Tight schedule
- Stakeholders needed convincing
As we had worked on a large number of quick turnaround surfacing projects previously, we had contractors that specialised in this. The company we selected had been used by us over 45 times before and put in place contingency plans for labour to ensure there would be no delays. Furthermore, they provided references from schools who were happy with their quick work; this gave the stakeholders the required level of comfort to proceed. We made sure that the site was available at the weekend so preparatory works could be completed – with this in place we could get more people on site in the week to get the work completed at the earliest opportunity. Throughout the process we kept all stakeholders informed of the project progress.
- Contractors who could work to a tight timeframe
- References from schools for similar work
- All stakeholders kept abreast of developments
The school were very pleased to see the project completed by the Friday which enabled all stakeholders to see the completed project pictures. The work was to a high standard and came in on budget leaving the school with a safe play area for when the pupils returned from the half-term break.
- Completed ahead of schedule
- Project under budget
- All stakeholders pleased