DCP is very pleased to be assisting a London Borough with their school accommodation improvement programme.
This improvement plan is part of the London Borough of Haringey’s overall vision for a ‘Stronger Haringey’ and its aim that every child/young person is able to attend a good or outstanding school, offering the best possible start in life.
As part of this vision, Haringey, is identifying and addressing building condition and suitability issues across its schools’ estate. The school buildings across Haringey differ widely, with many dating from the Victorian era. Although they have been adapted and modified over the years to meet changing needs and comply with government regulations, some deficiencies do exist, which are being tackled as part of a strategic asset management plan.
Daniel Connal Partnership has been appointed to carry out feasibility/scoping studies at 4 school sites across the borough. The studies will provide detailed and comprehensive condition information about the individual school buildings and sites, and will include:
- an assessment any aspect of the buildings design which might negatively impact learning
- an assessment of the energy efficiency of the building
- Fire Risk Assessment
- recommendations for remedial works
- provision of detailed cost plans
Once complete the feasibility/scoping studies will provide the information the Borough needs to move their improvement strategy forward.
So, school maybe out for the children but not for our surveyors, who are already hard at work on site.
Commenting on the project, Senior Partner, Simon Jacklin, said , “We are delighted to draw on our extensive knowledge and experience of working in the education sector to help the London Borough of Haringey achieve their vision to provide first class facilities for their children and young people.”