£1m revamp of Goole Academy completed by Britcon
ROLE IN THE REGION: Goole Academy, and inset, John Whitmore.
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 8 Jan 2018
Building and engineering company Britcon has completed major refurbishment works for Goole Academy.
The project, valued at close to £1m, was awarded to the Scunthorpe firm by the Education and Skills Funding Agency, working with Arcadis LLP.
It is part of the Government’s £4.4 billion Priority School Building Programme which is addressing those in the very worst condition across the country.
Britcon has replaced all drainage around the complex of buildings on Centenary Road originally built in the early 1900s. It has also completed major external works which include new hard and soft landscaping, as well as an extensive new multi-use games area, roads, paving, planting and irrigation and fixtures such as lighting.
John Whitmore, director at Britcon, said: “The project was complex in that we have to replace critical facilities while in a live school environment where more than 1,000 pupils and teaching staff are circulating.
“The Academy has a listed element and due to the age of the buildings the draining needed renewing. The external works also provide for a more productive environment with new class-leading sports facilities and enhanced wayfinding.”
The £50 million turnover firm has extensive expertise in the education sector, employing 90 people directly. As well as the Goole Academy it has completed major building and refurbishment projects for Royds Hall School in Huddersfield, Roundhay Primary School in Leeds and Ward Green School in Barnsley.
Other projects include the University of York, University of Bradford, University of Huddersfield and Queen Ethelberga’s Collegiate, again in York.
As a business Britcon also actively engages with all the education establishments with whom it works to support learning practices in the construction sector, setting coursework around its projects, and providing educational site visits and placement opportunities.