- Chapel Street Trust
- Completion Date
- August 2013
- £5.3 million
- 59,202 sq ft
- Program Duration
- 27 weeks
OverviewThis was a fast-track project to refurbish and fit out an existing school building to create Greater Manchester’s first free school. The project sees ISG transform a disused secondary school in Atherton, Greater Manchester, into Atherton Community School; a Free School delivered by Chapel St Community Schools Trust, along with local parents, teachers and community leaders.
The new premises can accommodate up to 650 pupils, including a dedicated sixth form teaching block with capacity for up to 200 students. The project was awarded via the North West Construction Hub Medium Value Framework.
ISG also replaced all the existing windows and doors, and used a mix of new and existing vinyl flooring. The new school is fully DDA compliant and features a platform lift and ramps to facilitate disabled access between floors. ISG delivered a full turnkey construction solution, including equipping the Science and Design & Technology blocks with specialist laboratory equipment.
Externally, ISG was responsible for creating a new car park for the sixth form and remodelling the current landscaping to provide an improved environment and enhanced accessibility. The project included the construction of a canopy between two school blocks and a new bike shelter for use by staff and pupils.