A new modular extension at a Surrey school will provide much needed additional space in anticipation of a local population surge due to planned residential development in the area.
The modular classroom block at Ash Manor School in was manufactured and installed by leading offsite specialists, McAvoy who have significant experience in delivering space solutions to the education sector.
McAvoy worked with Surrey County Council and Ash Manor School to design and deliver a cutting-edge modular solution to address the pressing need for additional classroom accommodation in anticipation of a population surge following plans to build a new housing development nearby.
The scheme, commissioned by Surrey County Council included the creation of a single storey school building which will house the school’s Arts, Design & Technology block. Externally, the scope of works included extensive landscaping, ground preparation, and the installation of a cutting-edge M&E service infrastructure.
The scheme was completed within 24 weeks from the delivery of the first module to handover. The building utilises the very latest in precision manufacturing techniques and further reinforces McAvoy’s credentials for high quality, fast delivery, and sustainability in the Education sector.
The project was registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme and achieved full marks in the site audit. McAvoy proved their dedication to supporting the local community by teaming up with The Parachute Regiment Association to set up a mast at Ash Manor School Combined Cadet Force. This local community group had previously faced significant obstacles in finding companies that could successfully install the mast, which has been a crucial addition to the facility.
Thomas Boyle, Contracts Manager at McAvoy said: “We are delighted to have been appointed to deliver the extension at Ash Manor school which will provide the area with vital additional school places.”
“Our team has vast experience in delivering high quality accommodation in the education sector, and has worked with Surrey County Council on many education projects over the last 10 years. The school can now benefit from a sustainable, high-quality, fit-for-purpose building that has been designed with the needs of its students at its core.” Cllr Natalie Bramhall, Surrey County Council Cabinet member for Property, Waste and Infrastructure said: “We are pleased that work with McAvoy to expand Ash Manor school is now complete, offering more places for secondary education to meet demand in the area. The new and sustainable building at the school will help to ensure children and young people in Surrey have access to a high-quality education that leads them successfully onto the next stage in their lives.”