Case Study - Aston by Sutton Primary School, Cheshire, UK

Project data

  • Customer
  • Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • Value
  • £621,500
  • Area
  • 2,357 sq ft
  • Procurement route
  • Framework – Design & Build
  • Form of contract
  • PSPC6
  • Programme duration
  • 24 weeks
  • Completion date
  • July 2012
  • Project Manager
  • Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • Architect
  • Tweed Nuttall Warburton
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • Structural Engineer
  • Sutcliffe
  • M&E Engineer
  • S Hunt Associates


This project for Aston by Sutton Primary School was carried out as part of the North West Construction Hub Medium Value Framework.

The Project

ISG constructed a new main hall, kitchen and serving area, main entrance and a circulation corridor, plus an internal dividing door to separate the existing building from the new hall and existing toilets to facilitate community use of the hall outside of school hours. At one end of the hall, a large ecclesiastical style window was incorporated which allows in a significant amount of light and offers views over the school playing fields and adjacent forest.

Added Value

Following a consultation with the Headteacher, ISG ordered engraved bricks with all the current pupils names on which were used in the construction of the new hall. Four pupils were chosen by a lottery to help lay the first bricks along with school staff and the Site Manager. ISG undertook a ‘backpack project with charity ‘Mary’s Meals’ whilst on site.

Over 50 backpacks were collected and filled with items such as books, pencils, clothing and washing materials which were sent to help children in countries like Malawi, Liberia, Bosnia and Haiti to go to school.

A ‘Bird House Day’ was arranged to encourage pupils to interact with wildlife on the school grounds. The pupils were invited to name 12 bird boxes which were fitted to the trees, resulting in the quick arrival of a family of nesting robins.