The Friar's Primary School classroom extension

MTX were awarded the contract to install a brand new bespoke modular educational facility to the Friars Primary school in Salford Manchester in April 2016. The requirement was to provide an additional modular educational facility to house 2no classrooms, a breakout area and wash room facilities.

The Requirements

The proposal was to supply an educational establishment to assist the existing school building with the need to accommodate the growing population of primary school students. The new facility was provided by MTX under Galliford Try for the North West.

The 6 bay modular building was set to be constructed on the existing playing fields situated in front of the current school building and onsite work began in May 2016.
The modular building was delivered on 11th July 2016 and the M&E fit out started instantly after this.

The Solution

The design team at MTX concluded on an effective single storey facility that was spacious enough to occupy the required extra classroom space, wash rooms
and breakout area.

Controlled roof lights were installed in all classrooms which provided teacher control along with fully smart control linked to Co² sensor and rain sensors. In addition to this fan lights were fitted above classroom door to allow further natural light and enhancing the schools eco-friendly attitude. LED lighting was used throughout the project with PIR detection. The project was internally and externally finished to individual colour preference, with an air permeability of less than 4.75m³ and fully compliant with Building Bulletin regulations.

Main Considerations

Above all, the project had to be finished on time and within budget to keep to Salford Council’s strict outline of the build. Excellent programme planning was imperative in order to achieve this requirement. The project was successfully completed and presented to the client within 10 weeks of the modular deliveries arriving at site and the school made full use out of their new building in September 2016.

MTX were extremely engaging, pro active and responsive to our needs, the project timescales were challenging in all areas from design, manufacture to installation. We fully intend to use this company again and would have no hesitation in recommending them for future works.

Gerrard Gibney, Manager Special Projects, Galliford Try