Rydon delivered a two storey extension for Mangotsfield Primary School, located in Emersons Green, Bristol.
The existing primary school will benefit from a new hall and a seven classroom extension, together with associated external works which included a new car park on a site opposite the school.
The expansion work will enable Mangotsfield to be a three form entry school, allowing this popular local school to grow and take in more pupils.
Work to the new development has taken place in a live environment, necessitating close liaison and engagement with the school with regard to our construction activities through term time.
Part of this communication involved a series of visits from the Rydon team to educate pupils about the hazards on construction sites and consideration for the local environment.
Following this, the site team created a ‘Bug Hotel’ within the school playground area which was built entirely from site waste materials. The new installation was monitored and featured in class during the summer term’s theme on bugs.
Site safety has been another theme throughout the project. With so many exciting construction machines on site, Rydon held a competition for the children to name them whilst reminding everyone of the dangers on construction sites.
A poster competition was held with and winning entries displayed on the hoarding that surrounded the site. Rydon sponsored the cost of the poster competition presentation material and also gave colouring books, crayons and stickers on site safety to all of the children at the school.
With so many good initiatives this caught the attention of the Considerate Constructors Scheme who awarded their highest ever score for a Rydon project, scoring 44 out of 50 points. On four of the five key areas that the CCS evaluates, the site scored 9/10, or “Exceptional”, with the fifth scoring 8/10, still considered “Excellent” by the scheme.