Construction and Engineering T Level Building

Kendal College

Kendal College provides education and training to over 3500 learners in the South Lakeland region. With a shortage of skilled workers in the area, the college secured funding for a new building to provide extra teaching.

With an excellent track record of projects in the Further Education sector John Turner Construction were awarded the contract to design and build the colleges’ new two-storey facility, for the teaching of Construction T level qualifications.

The new building connects directly to the existing teaching block, which remained in full occupation throughout the duration of the works. Careful planning of our operations and close communications with the College minimised disruption with the construction site clearly segregated from the students and college users. This confined site had several tree root protection zones and we worked closely with an arboriculturalist to protect the sites mature trees and hedgerows. Temporary walkways and car parking were all closely co-ordinated with the college and local residents.

With the new extension built into the hillside, a key operation was the construction of retaining walls. A piled Kingpost precast concrete plank and I-beam system was used. Pad foundations then support a steel frame up to a Sika Sarnafil PVC roof. External walls are constructed from architectural blockwork and through coloured render with aluminium framed windows and external doors. The new classrooms and workshops benefit from underfloor heating partnered to air source heat pumps and energy efficient LED lighting.

Client: Kendal College

Our client’s responses

” John Turner has won a number of tenders at Edge Hill University and has been consistently successful in completing high quality projects, on programme and on budget. “

” I would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to your entire team who were responsible for delivering such a successful project. We would especially like to recognise the dedication and commitment your team gave the project which was completed with minimal disruption to our hospital functions. ”

” The project has been a real success and this is due to the professional and well organised manner in which John Turner’s staff conducted themselves. There was excellent communication with a priority for safeguarding the pupils and staff at all times. “

” It is extremely refreshing to know that the enthusiasm, professionalism, dedication and humour is still available in the right proportions to make things happen in the construction industry. What is most pleasing is that at all times, the requirements of the Client and Church of England Pensions Boards as the end-user was paramount. Collectively, we have achieved completion on time, a building within budget and in some areas exceeded the client’s expectations. “

” Just a line to express my thanks and appreciation of your sterling efforts to secure the completion of this project within the agreed programme. I am impressed by both the attitude and approach of your organisation. Thanks once again on behalf of my colleagues and the clinical staff with whom you developed a true spirit of co-operation under difficult circumstances. “




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