_Aston by Sutton HERO

Aston by Sutton 

Primary School
  • Customer
    Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • Procurement Route
    Framework – Design & Build
  • Completion Date
    July 2012
  • Quantity Surveyor
    Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • Value
  • Form Of Contract
  • Project Manager
    Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • Structural Engineer
  • Area
    2,357 sq ft
  • Program Duration
    24 weeks
  • Architect
    Tweed Nuttall Warburton
  • ME Engineer
    S Hunt Associates
Interior Aston Primary School dinner hall looking over the serving hatch area


This project for Aston by Sutton Primary School was carried out as part of the North West Construction Hub Medium Value Framework.
Exterior Aston Primary School dinner hall red brick building with stairs

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.