Kingsweston School, Bristol
Pickerings Modular Building
Kingsweston is a special school primarily serving Bristol pupils. It caters for children & young people with a wide range of needs, including Asperger’s & Autism, Severe Learning Difficulties and complex needs. All of the pupils have an Educational Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
During a programme of site refurbishment at its Napier Miles site in Bristol there was a need for a modular building to act as a temporary classroom for six months and the school turned to Pickerings for advice. A building layout was agreed to meet the needs of the school and a specific location had been identified to install the modular building.
However, during a site survey by Pickerings it was evident that the ground consisted of tarmac and a gradual slope on the site was also evident. To ensure no damage would be caused to the school tarmac Pickerings arranged to install recycled plastic foundation pads which proved an alternative to constructing concrete foundations as a base for the modular building. These were installed to allow for the fall in groundwork giving a level base.
While the foundation pads were being installed on site Pickerings were preparing the building modules at their local hire depot. Within a short timescale the temporary classroom had been safely delivered and installed on site ready for immediate occupation.
The finished building consists of four small areas with a central corridor.
A case study of temporary classrooms used at Kingsweston School, Bristol is available to download below.
"We were very impressed by the modular building provided by Pickerings and also the installation process. Your site crews were very professional and proficient in their work" - Estates & Facilities Manager