RDT Build was appointed to complete the refurbishment of the existing food technology room. This was to enable more children to carry out practical exercises at the same time, whilst creating a new space that will provide a safer working environment for the children to learn.
Scope of works
The works consisted of:
• Isolation of existing services
• removal of the existing food technology furniture and removal of redundant services.
• Infill of existing holes and firestopping
• New partition including plastering
• Supply and installation of new furniture and appliances included Trespa worktops
• New vinyl flooring
• Whiterock to the walls / window cills
• New data, power and heating
All works apart from the mechanical and electrical works were carried out by RDT Build’s workforce.
Key challenges and outcome
RDT completed all works on time and to budget. The project was carried out in a live environment ensuring that key issues being noise, dust & segregation from children and teachers were dealt with safely whilst minimising disruption to the everyday running of the school.
Also working under Covid requirements meaning different drop off and pick-up times for children, providing the correct PPE / facilities and processes to maintain standards but also meeting the schools requirements for covid 19.
Unfortunately there was no way into the working area without crossing areas that the children populated outside of class times so we made sure that we only moved around during class times or once the children had left for the day.
Deliveries were only able to get about 40 metres from the building so again we had to time deliveries and make sure labour was available so that we could get the materials in and out of the building safely.