Project: School Expansion Programme
Client: Property Services, Isle of Wight Council
The Isle of Wight Council’s commitment to educational excellence has likewise necessitated the provision of state of the art modern, functional and inspiring school buildings.
Correspondingly, we pride ourselves on having matched this pre-requisite with the highest level of engineering technology within the constraints of each project’s funding allocation and programme requirements. As a result, we have used our experience to create innovative forms of structure, quite often on sites of geotechnical complexity requiring unorthodox, yet practical, solutions.
The expansion programme involved the construction of new classroom blocks, halls and ancillary areas to schools across the Island and included the creation of a landmark Centre of Excellence.
Timber-framed systems were utilised throughout as this form of construction has many benefits and is fully compliant with the Council’s requirement for employing ‘modern methods of construction’.
Maximisation of team effort combined with continuity of individual team members has enabled the successful achievement of set goals on each project and on the programme overall.
The services provided by Cowan were more than satisfactory and the individuals involved played an important role as part of the project team in ensuring the successful completion of each project.”