The Castle School, Newbury
The Castle School, Secondary Expansion Project
The Castle School project consisted of a new build extension to provide 3 spacious, fully equipped classrooms for the pupils. The scope of works also included the alterations and refurbishment works to improve the access to the classrooms, plus the upgrades to the car park.
The Castle School caters for Children with a variety of complex learning difficulties from the ages of 3-19, offering a range provisions for different ages and needs, therefore our team were required to consider the additional challenges that arise when working within such an environment, especially when planning and managing the works.
As a result of the site layout we were required to produce a logistical plan which ensured that the School could maintain safe access to the sports field, whenever its was required.
The temporary roadway to the site which crossed over the access to the playing fields was fenced on both sides to protect pupils, staff and other visitors form the vehicles and was fitted with a two-way gate system, set to open for the pupils to move freely to the fields.
This way controlled by a Banksman when vehicle movement was required to the building to ensure safe movement.