The 23-week project at St. Anne’s Catholic School will see the exterior of the Grade II listed building refurbished, including repairs to the rendered façade and redecorations.
A total of 185 windows will be replaced to make them more energy efficient. A further 61 timber, sliding sash windows will be sympathetically repaired and secondary double glazing fitted. The scope of works also includes the installation of new window blinds and external aluminium doors, which will be automatically operated, as well as internal redecoration around affected window areas.
To enable the school to remain fully operational and safe throughout the project, the works will be carefully phased.
Robert Tuffin, commercial director at LST, said: “Given the nature of this work, it is crucial that we minimise disruption. This will be achieved through a room-by-room construction programme, ensuring the school is aware of exactly where we will be working, enabling them to plan accordingly.
“Scaffolded working areas will be provided at first floor level to enable unrestricted use of external areas by the school.”
St Anne’s is located in the city centre and LST will be required to carefully manage deliveries to avoid peak times.
To ensure a safe environment for teaching staff, pupils and the LST team, the Construction Leadership Council’s Site Operating Procedures will be strictly adhered to along with the school’s own segregation regime.