Triton Construction has completed the delivery of a critical new £3.5m extension for Chorlton Park Primary School in Manchester, despite considerable setbacks caused by the pandemic.
At the end of last year Triton secured the 12-month contract to demolish an existing 1960s school block and replace it with a new state-of-the-art facility including eight classrooms and a sports hall. The works also included external drainage and landscaping.
The project was subsequently beset by considerable restrictions to site activity and supply chain disruptions caused by the pandemic. Since it was imperative that the school was able to access the extended facilities by the October 2021 term, Triton anticipated shortage of materials such as bricks and glazing and pulled out all stops secure advanced supplies. It also recalculated an already complicated contractor works programme to adhere to restrictive distancing rules to prevail.
Chris Quinn, at Triton Construction, said: “We are delighted to hand over the extension to Chorlton Park Primary School on time and on budget, despite the various setbacks. With prior preparation and planning it is not impossible to deliver, even in unforeseeable circumstances. We attribute this to the fantastic collaboration between all parties to achieve a common goal and the school itself has been hugely cooperative and flexible.”
Triton Construction has extensive experience in all areas of the education sector with recent projects including a £6m refurbishment and new-build teaching facilities at Astrea Academy Woodfield in Doncaster, a £1.95m extension to Bolton Muslim Girls School, a £2m extension block for Pennistone Grammar School in Barnsley, and a new £1.75m classroom block extension for Sharples School in Bolton.
In the last few years Triton has seen a significant increase in work across the education sector. Over the last 12 months it has completed 10 school extension or upgrade projects valued at over £25m.
Triton’s learning sector portfolio also includes a new library and further refurbishments for Leeds College of Music, a £2.3m High Needs Vocational Centre for Shipley College, a £3.5m science block and state of the art learning link for Bradford Grammar School and a £4m transformation of a derelict building to house Norfolk Park Special School in Sheffield.