Artelia has provided Technical Adviser, Due Diligence and Independent Certifier services for nine schools, procured as part of the BSF program. Seven of which were procured via the PFI model, with two procured using the BSF design and build model.
With the exception of Prendergast Hilly College, Addey and Stanhope and Prendergast Vale School which are to be remodelled, all schools will be new build, constructed on the site of the existing school, with the old school demolished as part of the works.
Each site came with its own constraints and challenges, including small, congested sites and close proximity to residential areas and metropolitan open parkland.
Environmental sustainability was high on the agenda for all the buildings, with Trinity C of E School achieving BREEAM ‘Excellent’ – achieving one of the highest scores for schools across the country.