The Challenge:

The existing Endike Primary School building had become tired and not fit for the long-term future.

The school had celebrated its 80th birthday and a new three-storey building was needed to bring it into the 21st century, with space for 420 pupils, including a 26-place full time equivalent nursery.

Once the existing building was demolished, a smaller, more efficient building needed to replace it on the same site.

The design of the school needed to promote a creative and fun environment with learning at its heart, with a flexible hall and performance area for teaching, group work, seating, presentations and film shows, interactive outdoor space, outdoor performance areas and reading zones.

The building also needed to house office space for family-centred services, an amphitheatre and a running track.

Development:

Sewell Construction was appointed on behalf Esteem to carry out the work and early engagement meetings took place to finalise the brief, design and programme.

To enable the new build to begin, the wing furthest away from the site of the new building needed to be refurbished, outside term time, to allow the school to decant from teaching spaces which needed to be knocked down.

Asbestos removal was planned ahead of the demolition and water suppression was used to reduce the dust as the buildings were demolished.

Facilities management expertise was used to establish whole life costing and reduce operating costs for the school, including solar panels for water heating and photo voltaic panels for electricity generation.

Delivery:

As the school was a new build, the site was clear for construction to begin.

The team was mindful of local residents living nearby and kept noise, dust and traffic disruption to a minimum throughout the project.

Regular site newsletters were issued to key stakeholders, ensuring they were kept informed of progress throughout the scheme.

Results:

• Endike Academy was delivered as part of the second phase of the £400 million Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme in Hull.

• The project was delivered early and on budget

• It was delivered without any quality or defect issues

• Value £7.2m

• HU Postcode associated with this contract 68%